(JTA) — A gunman killed eight people and injured several others at a Pittsburgh synagogue Oct. 27.
Local CBS affiliate KDKA reported on the incident, which occurred around 10:20 a.m. during services at The Tree of Life, a 150-year old Conservative movement congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which has a substantial Jewish population.
The suspect is a white male who surrendered to a SWAT team on the scene. KDKA reported.
Police sources told KDKA the gunman walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews must die.”
Jason Lando, a police spokesman, told CNN that neighbors were told to keep indoors and shelter in place.
Police said that at least three officers were hit in gunfire exchanges.
President Donald Trump said on Twitter that it “looks like multiple fatalities.”
“Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” Trump said. “Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered.”
Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
Tree of Life, which merged with another congregation, Ohr L’Simncha, five years ago is on the same campus of another two synagogues: New Light, which is also Conservative, and Dor Hadash, a Reconstructionist synagogue.
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