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Gunman Opens Fire at Pittsburgh Synagogue, At Least 8 People Confirmed Dead and 3 Officers Shot


A gunman opened fire on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood Saturday morning (Oct. 27) during a prayer service, and at least 8 people are confirmed dead, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

At least two officers were also shot during the incident at Tree of Life Congregation, though the extent of their injuries are unclear. The shooter, described only as a white male, surrendered and has been taken into custody.

According to police, the shooter walked into the synagogue and said “All Jews need to die.” When cops arrived, the gunman started shooting at them.

Carnegie Mellon University, which is near the synagogue, is on lockdown, and authorities have urged people to avoid the area.

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