Pitts­burgh syn­a­gogue shoot­ing leaves 11 dead

The Guardian Weekly - - Global Report -

Eleven peo­ple were killed and six wounded in a shoot­ing at a syn­a­gogue in the Squir­rel Hill neigh­bour­hood of Pitts­burgh last Satur­day. US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump called the shoot­ing at the Tree of Life syn­a­gogue “a wicked act of mass mur­der” and de­cried an­ti­semitism in all forms.

The sus­pected gun­man was iden­ti­fied as Robert Bow­ers, a Pitts­burgh res­i­dent. Fed­eral prose­cu­tors charged Bow­ers, 46, with 29 charges, in­clud­ing ob­struct­ing the ex­er­cise of re­li­gious beliefs re­sult­ing in death, 11 counts of us­ing a firearm to com­mit mur­der, weapons of­fences and se­ri­ously in­jur­ing po­lice of­fi­cers. The FBI was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the shoot­ing as a fed­eral hate crime.

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