Mass shooting kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue


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The Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a man shot and killed 11 people on Oct. 27. The suspect was charged with 29 federal crimes.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

A man shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded seven people at the Tree of Life Congregation, a Pittsburgh synagogue, on Oct. 27.

Law enforcement identified the man as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. Bowers, who had previously posted anti-Semitic media on social media, has been charged on 29 federal criminal counts. The synagogue was in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which houses around a third of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish population, according to a 2002 United Jewish Federation study.