Robert Bowers was taken into custody by police and is the suspect in the shooting deaths of at least 11 people in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Here's what we know:
- The shooting occurred at approximately 10 a.m. at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue where roughly 100 people were present in or around the building, with some there for a baby-naming ceremony.
- An injured Robert Bowers was taken into custody shortly after a shootout with law enforcement, where four officers were injured.
- Bowers reportedly yelled "All Jews must die" as he began firing at civilians.
- 46-year-old Bowers is a Pittsburgh resident and was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.
- An account on the social media site Gab with Bowers' name posted anti-Semitic rhetoric before posting "Screw your optics, I'm going in" roughly an hour before the shooting occurred.
- The account with Bowers' name was taken down by Gab and was reported to the FBI. Gab said they're complying with officers.
- The Department of Justice intends to file hate crimes charges, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions said could carry the death penalty.
President Trump condemned the shooting, calling it an "anti-Semitic act" and said that mass shooters should pay the "ultimate price." While he admits that he considered canceling it, his campaign rally in Illinois continued as scheduled.
This is the far from the first mass shooting at a religious house of worship. A church in Kentucky narrowly missed a shooting Friday, when a gunman tried to enter before heading to a Kroger grocery store and killing two people.