Community gatherings planned in Milwaukee following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Community gatherings planned in Milwaukee following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Community gatherings planned in Milwaukee following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

"The fact that this attack took place during a worship service makes it even more heinous", US Attorney Scott Brady said.

An initial appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

The area around Squirrel Hill will remain closed for up to one week, said Endell Hissrich, Pittsburgh's public safety director.

The suspect in Saturday's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is a 46-year-old local man named Robert Bowers who posted virulent antisemitic messages on social media filled with slurs and conspiracy theories.

"There's a tight-knit community that has supported the Rabinowitz family and we will continue to support the Rabinowitz family", he said.

He also called the shooting a wicked act of pure evil, called on Americans to rise above hate, and ordered U.S. flags at the White House and public buildings to be flown at half-staff. "Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "Show mercy to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will show mercy to you.' The Quran also teaches us to 'Repel evil by that which is better" (41:34)", the organizations tweeted.

Trump told reporters the killings might have been prevented if there had been an armed guard at the temple.

Chicago police did not receive any threats to the city or the vigil, but officers and K9s were deployed to the vigil to ensure a visible presence, officials said.

"We'll get through this darkest day of Pittsburgh history by working together", he told reporters.

Brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal usually attended services. The oldest, Rose Mallinger, was 97.

"We're dealing with irrational behavior; there is no way that you can rationalize a person walking into a synagogue during services and taking the lives of 11 people".

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A Pittsburgh police officer says in the warrant that Bowers was being treated for his injuries when he said Jews were "committing genocide to his people".

The pair exchanged gunfire, Mr Jones said, and Mr Bowers re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived.

Mr Bowers was taken to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

News of the attack spread quickly through the surrounding neighborhood.

The president on Saturday evening also announced that he will travel to Pittsburgh soon. The groups forged on, in an effort to see how much people would donate.

Stephen Cohen, co-president of New Light Congregation, said: "The loss is incalculable".

Bowers is charged with 11 counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation.

The Gab account has frequent anti-Semitic postings.

"What I heard from so many people is that they just needed to be with others", said Rabbi Andrew Jacobs of the Ramat Shalom Synagogue.

The Anti-Defamation League called this the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the United States.

Daniel Stein was named as a victim of the shooting.

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