These are the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Glen Norman
October 29, 2018

They victims - three women and eight men, all from Pittsburgh and the city's suburbs - ranged in age from 54 to 97, and included two brothers and one married couple.

The suspected mass killer has been charged with 29 federal charges, including 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence.

An initial appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

The area around Squirrel Hill will remain closed for up to one week, said Endell Hissrich, Pittsburgh's public safety director.

The Pittsburgh synagogue attack is the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in recent United States history, and has sparked a flood of worldwide condemnation and warnings about the rise of hate speech.

Francis prayed for the dead, injured and their families and said: "In reality, all of us are wounded by this inhuman act of violence".

"Honestly I think this president's whole modus operandi is to divide us".


Trump told reporters the killings might have been prevented if there had been an armed guard at the temple. He did not have a criminal record and was not known to police, law enforcement officials said on Saturday.

"What I heard from so many people is that they just needed to be with others", said Rabbi Andrew Jacobs of the Ramat Shalom Synagogue.

Daniel, 18, from Los Angeles and a gap year student at the Hartman Institute Hevruta program told the Post he wanted to do something to show his solidarity with the people of Pittsburgh.

The other victims included 75-year-old Joyce Fienberg of Oakland, 65-year-old Richard Gottfried of Ross Township, 66-year-old Jerry Rabinowitz of Edgewood and 69-year-old Irving Younger of Mt. Washington.

PITTSBURGH - All 11 victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh have been identified and their families notified, authorities said Sunday.

The police said that Bowers had an assault rifle and three hand-guns on him at the time of the attack.

The pair exchanged gunfire, Jones said, and shooter re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived.


Bowers has been arrested and is being treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital.

News of the attack spread quickly through the surrounding neighborhood.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he disagreed with President Trump's suggestion that arming houses of worship rather than stronger gun control laws would stop mass shootings.

"What was going through my mind was people who were going to walk, or children who run in front of their parents, behind their parents, people in wheelchairs, in strollers", he said.

Federal prosecutors charged Bowers late on Saturday with 29 criminal counts including violating USA civil rights laws.

Bowers had made many anti-Semitic posts online, including one early on Saturday.

Two hours before a gunman burst into the Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire during a Shabbat religious service, Bowers posted on chat site Gab.com about the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a non-profit that helps Jewish refugees relocate to the United States.


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