Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead
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.