Eight people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting situation at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.
KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a heavy-set white male with a beard, has surrendered. The SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. It is unclear the extent of his injuries.
KDKA sources confirm to Andy Sheehan that the suspect is 48-year-old Robert Bowers. It is believed that he acted alone.. CBS Pittsburgh
This old synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood (Tree of Life) has several buildings and houses three congregations. The building above is the newest part of the complex.
The body count as of this moment is eight killed, six wounded among them three policemen.
Robert Bowers a 46 year old Pittsburgh resident was captured wounded at the scene. The police showed remarkable restraint in that Bowers was captured alive although wounded.
He is a notorious anti-Semite who is particularly aroused over foreign Jewish immigration to the US.
According to his social media accounts he is also anti-Trump. He says DJT is a "globalist" who favors Israel over American interests. pl