Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

antisemitic mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018

On October 27, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.[2][3] Authorities reported several fatalities along with several other wounded people (including three police officers). One suspect was taken into custody.[3]

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States
Tree of Life Synagogue - Memorials 30 October 2018
LocationSquirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DateOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
10:00 A.M. (ET)
TargetTree of Life synagogue
Attack type
Mass shooting, mass murder, hate crime, domestic terrorism
7 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorRobert Gregory Bowers
MotiveAntisemitism, belief in the white genocide conspiracy theory[1]

It was reported that three people were killed on the ground level, four in the synagogue's basement and at least one other person died in the building.

The local TV station KDKA-TV initially reported that the suspect, described as a white male with a beard, entered the synagogue and shouted "All Jews must die" before opening fire.

On June 16, 2023, he was found guilty on all federal counts, and on August 3, 2023, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. He separately faces 36 charges in Pennsylvania state court.

References change

  1. Sheehan, Andy; Schiller, Meghan (27 October 2018). "8 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue". KDKA. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. Mele, Cristopher (27 October 2018). "Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Leaves 'Several' Dead, Official Says". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andone, Dakin; Allen, Keith (27 October 2018). "'Multiple casualties' in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue". CNN News. Retrieved 27 October 2018.