UPDATE: At least 11 killed in mass shooting at synagogue

(CNN) — [Breaking news update at 4:31 p.m. ET]

Authorities could bring criminal charges against the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue as soon as today, Scott W. Brady, the United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said in a news conference.
The full weight of the US Attorney’s office will be utilized in this hate crime prosecution, he said.
[Breaking news update at 4:19 p.m. ET]
Eleven people were killed in Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.
A city official had previously told CNN 10 people were killed.
“Today, the nightmare has hit home in the city of Pittsburgh,” Hissrich said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

(CNN) — [Breaking news update at 3:20 p.m. ET]

Ten people were killed in Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Curt Conrad, chief of staff for Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor.

(CNN) — [Breaking news update at 2:30 p.m. ET]

The social media postings of a suspected gunman are a focus of the investigation into Saturday’s fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.
Robert Bowers, 46, has been identified as the suspect in the shooting that killed multiple people.
Shortly before the shooting, in an account on the Gab social media platform that authorities are investigating, the suspect is believed to have posted he “can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

(CNN) — [Original story, published at 2:07 p.m. ET]
Multiple people were killed in a shooting Saturday morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to city officials.
The suspect has been identified as Robert Bowers, 46, law enforcement officials told CNN.
The gunman made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting, a law enforcement official said earlier.
“It’s a very horrific crime scene,” Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell D. Hissrich said at a brief press conference. “It’s one of the worst I’ve seen.”

UPDATE (WKOW) — According to a police official, a suspect is in custody after fatal Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Three police officers also shot.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — According to a police official, multiple casualties reported after shooting near Pittsburgh synagogue.

Commander Jason Lando told reporters Saturday the shooting was reported near the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

He said the public should “shelter in place” and report any unusual activity.

Pittsburgh tweeted that there is an active shooter in the area of Wilkins and Shady avenues, and the synagogue is at that intersection.

The congregation’s president declined to comment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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