Bedford family mourns loved one lost in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Pittsburgh mayor opposes Trump's call to arm synagogues

Eight men and three women, ranging in age from 97 to 54, were killed at a crowded Pittsburgh synagogue after an alleged gunman opened fire on the congregation during Saturday services, officials have announced. The man, who gave himself up to police, has been charged with 29 federal counts, and, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will most likely face a death penalty.

Dina Winer from The Meeting Place Dialogue Group told The Jerusalem Post, "Whenever there's a terrorist attack in Israel, we meet in Zion Square and it's especially sad for us that we have to do this for an attack that took place in America". He has been hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds but will appear before a federal judge on Monday.

"Within hours of news breaking from Pittsburgh, we reached out to the Richardson, Plano and Dallas and all departments and all sent extra patrols to synagogues during the Sabbath and area agencies".

The Pittsburgh mayor's comments come a day after the president's remarks, in regards to the mass shooting, that gun control "has little to do with it", but added "if they had protection inside, the results would have been far better". "None of us are part of that congregation but we are a very interwoven community".

He also called the shooting a wicked act of pure evil, called on Americans to rise above hate, and ordered USA flags at the White House and public buildings to be flown at half-staff. Founded in 1881, the society helped Jews fleeing Europe, and has recently supported many immigrants and refugees including Muslims to come to the US.

"I've heard the president's comments about how we should arm guards in our synagogues, our churches, our mosques". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. Synagogue officials said police would only normally have been present for security on high holidays.

Temple Emanuel in Lakeland is hosting a service in remembrance Sunday for those killed at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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




David Rosenthal, 54, (brother of Cecil), of Squirrel Hill.

Rose Mallinger, the oldest fatality in the shooting, regularly attended Tree of Life services with her daughter.

Her mother lives close to the synagogue but fortunately was not in the immediate vicinity at the time of the attack.

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

News of the attack spread quickly through the surrounding neighborhood.

"I think people in my community are scared right now".

The Department of Justice charged the suspect with 11 counts of criminal homicide, and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation.

"My heart and prayers go out to everything and everybody that everything that happened yesterday, but I will not live in fear because of it", said one parent, Fonya Mondell.

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