Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: At least 4 dead, reports say

WCPO.Com:

Pittsburgh Police are responding to an active shooter situation at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue.

Reports are saying the gunman opened fire on a prayer service. Local TV affiliate KDKA is reporting that at least four people are confirmed dead, and it could be as many as seven or eight.

Carengie Mellon University, a college near the synagogue, is on lockdown. 

The shooter opened fire at responding officers, reports say.

There is heavy police activity in the area, according to KDKA.

 

UPDATE: SEVEN DEAD

UPDATE: Eight dead, suspect “White male with a beard”

UPDATE:

The allege shooter reportedly walked into the building and screamed “All Jews must die,” before opening fire.

Residents are being asked to stay inside as the suspect and police had exchanged fire, KDKA reported.

The Tree of Life synagogue is a conservative Jewish congregation, according to its website.

UPDATE: An “explosive device” was also mentioned by the officers on the radio.

According to CBS, one of these blurry shapes is the shooter.

UPDATE: Shooter thought Trump is controlled by Jews

 

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36 Replies to “Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: At least 4 dead, reports say”

  1. the gateway pundit : Pittsburgh Shooter Named on Police Scanner is Nazi Robert Bowers – Hates Donald Trump, Says Trump Controlled by Jews

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/report-pittsburgh-shooter-named-on-police-scanner-is-a-nazi-hated-donald-trump-thought-trump-controlled-by-jews/

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    twitter @robbystarbuck

    Posts from the suspected Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers. He hated Trump and thought Trump was controlled by Jews. This monster is an unhinged anti-Semitic terrorist.

    • Nazi Robert Bowers – Hates Donald Trump, Says Trump Controlled by Jews

      Let’s see if Trump’s PR meisters can spin this moldy straw into gold. Obviously, the President can do some outreach by expressing his personal sympathies to the US Jewish community.

      Personally, this is why I believe that the electric chair and gas chamber were invented (along with hemp neckties). I mean, let’s face it. How is it possible to inflict “cruel and unusual” punishment on a corpse?

      “Old sparky” (regular or extra crispy?) and “The Coughing Box.” (i.e., “The Little Green Room”) served as crucial deterrents when serial killers, murderers, kidnappers, and their ilk knew that the last few minutes of their lives would be spent in unbearable agony.

      If I engaged in activities worthy of capital punishment, I’d have no expectation of mercy (i.e. Mr. Needle). Relatively painless euthanasia is not a fitting demise for ambulatory scum. Oderint dum metuant (let them hate, so long as they fear) is all that such bipedal turds understand.

      Let them recognize it as inviting 2,000 to 2,200 volts at seven to twelve amps or lungfuls of cyanide gas during their final death throes. For those unfamiliar with the history of hangings: In merry olde England, they would stand you on a stool, fit you with the noose and, at the appointed moment, kick that support out from beneath your feet.

      Barring torture, this is one of the very most inhumane and excruciating forms of execution that there is. Why do you think that Iran uses cranes to hoist aloft their homosexual victims so that they can strangle to death for 30 to 60 minutes in front of cheering crowds?

      In days of old, British prisoners sentenced to death at Newgate would save up (or beg from relatives) for the few pennies that would pay some young boy to pull on their dangling legs, snap their neck, and hasten their death, so terrible were the agonies of that execution.

      By comparison, the “trap door” gallows method of hanging in America makes all other forms of capital punishment look like hearts and flowers. You neck snaps almost instantly and expiration happens in (literally) seconds.

      Robert Bowers has worked very hard to deserve such an end to his life.

      Too bad that all of us will consider ourselves fortunate if he gets a date with MR. Needle.

      • The deterrent effect of Capital Punishment is removed by the endless appeals that make their stay on death row decades long instead of a few weeks to a few months. Of course this is what the anti-punishment poeple are trying to achieve.

        Personally I think the Government should stop paying for the endless appeals, let the anti-punishment people pay for their actions. If the money is coming out of their pockets (instead of the tax payers) I’ll bet the massive number of appeals drop quickly.

        • The deterrent effect of Capital Punishment is removed by the endless appeals that make their stay on death row decades long instead of a few weeks to a few months.

          Too frequently, I am obliged to admire the “ten items or less” judicial express lane that Texas has managed install. Along with concealed carry, what sort of a criminally unfriendly state can you imagine?

          As a teenager, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I cheerfully advocated for open carry in all of America. This, I knew, would make everyone think twice. Not too bad of a youthful hope, in my book…

          • No it isn’t bad, and it is what the founders wanted, it is only the people who don’t really believe in freedom that oppose open and concealed carry.

    • “jews are the children of satan (john 8:44)”
      This lie was on Robert Bowers’ web-site.

      John 8:

      “13 The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.””

      “31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””

      33 They [The Pharisees] answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

      [Um, Passover anyone?]

      “42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.””

      is my language not clear… because I tell the truth, you do not believe me… Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.

      These Hellenized-writers of the gospels pointing out to the release of damaged psychology; the truth through realization to become un-fixated; to no longer glorify Religion, Race, or Sexual-acts, (superior or inverted).

      John 8:44 was written for Robert. The killer. The man in the audience with his religion on his sleeve.

    • “Very lucrative” is a relative term. Unlike the Catholic and Lutheran and non-sectarian VOLAGs, HIAS gets half its funding from donations rather than the tax-payer. Its CEO earns less some. It disavows its connection to its “Hebrew heritage” except when soliciting funds. We fund the UN, which picks the refugees that we taxpayers pay the agencies to re-settle.

  2. 11 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogu

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Eleven people have been killed and a number of others injured after a shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.

    Police sources tell KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the gunman walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews must die.” Sheehan’s sources confirmed that eleven people were dead.

    When officers arrived, the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield.

    He also credited the first responders with preventing this from being a bigger tragedy than it already is.

    KDKA’s Meghan Schiller reports that a suspect, a heavy-set white male with a beard, surrendered. The SWAT team had been talking with the suspect, and he was crawling and injured. It is unclear the extent of his injuries.

    KDKA sources confirm Sheehan that the suspect is 48-year-old Robert Bowers. It is believed that he acted alone.

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/heavy-police-presence-near-synagogue-in-squirrel-hill/

  3. “Officials: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting A ‘Horrific Crime Scene’ Leaving 11 Dead | NBC News” NBC News – Published on October 27, 2018

  4. How does one articulate the left’s kinky use of mass murder to justify dozens of interfaith vigils, including one from a group that views Israel’s situation with disdain? https://mobile.twitter.com/IfNotNowPGH

    Somehow an antisemite or a racist is now a person more capable of murder. No. The murderer justifies his evil by adopting an ideology. The Left fails to see that distinction.

    The US Dept of Homeland Security provides grants and matching funds to synagogues and Jewish school to harden their perimeters. What protection does a vigil provide other than an emotional outlet?

  5. ADL, The Atlantic have become a regular Yevsektsiya:
    [Wiki] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevsektsiya

    Yevsektsiya was a Jewish section of the Soviet Communist Party, “to carry communist revolution to the Jewish masses.…
    The stated mission of these sections was the destruction of traditional Jewish life, the Zionist movement, and Hebrew culture…”

    They published a Yiddish periodical, Emes.
    Cute. “Emes” or “emet” – ‘Truth’ like ‘Pravda’.
    Served as kapos for the commies.

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