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Deadly Synagogue Shooting

Penny Ruiz, Writer

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Tragedy struck on Saturday, October 27 when a deadly mass shooting took place in a Pittsburgh Synagogue. Eleven are deceased and six were left wounded.  The man who opened fire on the place of worship was allegedly shouting about genocide and his desire to murder Jews during his gruesome almost 20 minute attack.

Authorities confirmed that the shooter was a 46 year old man named Robert Bowers. Armed with an assault-style rifle and three handguns, he opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday.

Neighbors of Boward described him as a loner and someone who kept to himself. It was also accounted that minutes before that horrific onslaught, Bowers was believed to have posted his intent to commit the massacre on the social media platform called “Gab”, which is known to be popular with members of the white supremacist and alt-right community.

Boward was shot in an altercation with the police as he was attempting to flee after the attack. As fire was exchanged between officers and Bowers, some officers were injured. Bowers was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital Monday for his injuries. He was then placed under FBI custody. He was discharged Monday the 29th.

Charges that are being pressed against Bowers include 11 counts of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder.  

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