At least eleven people were murdered and multiple others are injured after an antisemitic Jew-hater terrorist armed with an AR-15 opened fire on a packed Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, shouting ‘all Jews must die’ as he sprayed Jewish worshippers with bullets during a Brit Milah ceremony and Shabbat services.
The shooting occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh shortly before 10am.
The terrorist has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. He tweeted on Saturday morning that he was enraged by the influx of migrants in the US. “I’m going in”, he tweeted not long before the first reports of a shooting attack emerged.
After killing three people on the main floor, he went to downstairs, where the New Light congregation was gathering in the basement, and opened fire ther eHe murdered four people there then fled upstairs where, on the third floor, he exchanged fire with SWAT teams and injured three police officers. Dor Hadash, a third, smaller group, was gathered in the rabbi’s study to the side of the Tree of Life’ s congregation.
After being injured himself in the crossfire, the antisemitic terrorist surrendered to police. He is now in custody