Multiple deaths in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, official says

(UPDATED 1:15 pm ET) The suspected gunman who carried out a deadly shooting Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue has been identified as Robert Bowers, 46, according to law enforcement officials.

A law enforcement official previously told CNN the shooter made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting.

Multiple people have been killed in Saturday morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to a city official.

The shooter surrendered to Pittsburgh police and was being transported to Mercy Hospital, said Curt Conrad, chief of staff for City Councilman Corey O’Connor.

Another law enforcement official told CNN at least 12 people have been shot.

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(ORIGINAL) A police official says there are “multiple casualties” in a shooting near a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Commander Jason Lando told reporters Saturday the shooting was reported near the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

He said the public should “shelter in place” and report any unusual activity.

Pittsburgh tweeted that there is an active shooter in the area of Wilkins and Shady avenues, and the synagogue is at that intersection. The tree-lined residential neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, has a heavily Jewish population.

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