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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
By:Dr. Mohammed Yunus, WDC
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018, 7:07 pm

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

Al-Quran

Every human life is precious and sacred and killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Al Quran 5:32/33)
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Source: Washington Post

By Deanna Paul, Avi Selk and Amy B Wang — October 27 at 3:06 PM

A gunman attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday-morning services in what the Anti-Defamation League called “likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”

Law enforcement officials said Robert Bowers — a 46-year-old man with a history of making anti-Semitic statements online — surrendered to police after a gun battle and is expected to face hate crime charges.

A death toll was not immediately available, but several law enforcement officials told The Washington Post that many were killed inside the synagogue. Pittsburgh officials said at least six people were injured in the incident, four of them police officers.

“It’s a very horrific crime scene,” Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich told reporters in the afternoon, after Bowers had been apprehended. “One of the worst that I’ve seen. And I’ve been on some plane crashes.”