Authorities responded to a shooting Saturday morning near the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Kraus.
Three police officers have been shot and there are fatalities, officials said at an impromptu press conference. The shooter has surrendered, they said.
“There are fatalities,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, but officials have not provided more details.
#BREAKING: #Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting:
–3 police officers shot
—@GovernorTomWolf on scene
–Gunman arrested, walked in yelling “All Jews must die.”
–Tree of Life Synagogue
–Live coverage: https://t.co/zNLpv1Uk3i
Latest details: https://t.co/JhSP1URRNT pic.twitter.com/CvFpKE1ZTQ
— KDKA (@KDKA) October 27, 2018
According to the UK’s Sun:
The gunman remained on the loose for some time before surrendering to police after being injured.
According to NBC, at least three police officers were shot at.
A number of people were trapped inside the building as police attempted to zone in on the shooter.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 27, 2018
The shooter has been preliminarily identified as Robert Bower, a 46 years old, white male. As always, early reports in these situations are frequently incorrect. More as it becomes available.
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting latest:
-At least 8-10 people are dead
-12 people shot, including 3 police officers
-Suspect believed to be 46-year-old man
-Attack believed to be a hate crime pic.twitter.com/N9lfqSSFhS
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 27, 2018