President Trump Heading To Pittsburgh This Week Following Synagogue Shooting

Pope prays for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Pope prays for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

The six injured includes four police officers, according to officials.

Hundreds of Vancouver mourners attended a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, which is described as the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.

People embrace in the aftermath of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

"The fact that this attack took place during a worship service makes it even more heinous", said Scott Brady, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, at a news conference Sunday.

Authorities said the gunman burst into the building early on Saturday and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and two Glock handguns in a 20-minute rampage.

Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, were intellectually disabled and lived together near the synagogue.

It followed a spate of pipe bombs found mailed in recent days to prominent political figures, mostly Democrats including former U.S. President Barack Obama, ahead of November 6 congressional elections.

"We are seeing an environment in which antisemitism has moved from the margins to the mainstream as political candidates and people in public life literally repeat the rhetoric of white supremacists", Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL chief executive, told ABC News on Sunday.

Within 24 hours of the mass killing of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue, Lakeland's Temple Emanuel Rabbi David Goldstein and his staff organized a Service of Remembrance on the front lawn of the temple at 600 Lake Hollingsworth Drive.

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Until he does so, Trump - who has announced his intent to visit Pittsburgh - is not welcome in the city, the letter said.

Shafir said his organization regularly meets with the Edmonton Police Service and officials are aware of extra security the community requires. "We will not try to rationalize irrational behavior".

Barry Werber, one of the men who hid in the closet and survived, said: 'I don't know why he thinks the Jews are responsible for all the ills in the world, but he's not the first and he won't be the last. Jones added that he did not know why Bowers picked the particular synagogue for his attack.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, traded gunfire with police and was shot several times. He eventually surrendered and was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for a gunshot wound, which could either have been self-inflicted or caused by police.

Bowers was charged with 11 state counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in what Mayor Bill Peduto called it the "darkest day of Pittsburgh's history".

Many of his rants expressed racism against African Americans, according to an analysis of posts gathered by the Network Contagion Research Institute, a group of scientists and engineers who study online hate. In another, he slammed Trump for doing nothing to stop an "infestation" of the United States by Jews. We can not separate those White House claims from the gunman's social-media rage aimed at the historically Jewish refugee support organization HIAS, which plays a vital role in defending asylum seekers, saying just a few hours before his shooting rampage, "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people".

Bowers told an officer while he was being treated for his injuries "that he wanted all Jews to die and also that they (Jews) were committing genocide to his people", the affidavit said. "Screw your optics, I'm going in".

Scott Brady, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said they would do everything to ensure Bowers was held accountable for his actions.

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