Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Victims Identified, Include 97-Year-Old, Pair of Brothers
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 30, 2018,
Oct 30, 2018, 2:14
The gunman targeted a building that housed three separate congregations, all of which were conducting Sabbath services when the attack began just before 10 a.m.in the tree-lined residential neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and the hub of the city's Jewish community.
The deadly attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's residential Squirrel Hill neighborhood is being investigated as a hate crime, federal prosecutors said, and the Anti-Defamation League said it believes the shooting is the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in us history.
Healey told the crowd that on this day, "We're all Jews".
Greensboro Police say they are going to be more visible outside of places of worship.
Melvin Wax, 88, was a retired accountant.
"That was his routine".
"The good news is this: despite the negativity, hurtfulness, and evil that has increasingly gotten support by the Trump administration and sections of the Republican Party, there is a fundamental decency and goodness in most people on this planet and in the U.S".
Cecil Rosenthal suffered from a developmental disability.
Worshippers "were brutally murdered by a gunman targeting them simply due to their faith", said Bob Jones, head of the FBI's Pittsburgh office, though he cautioned the shooter's full motive was not yet known. A 61-year-old woman was listed in stable condition, and a 70-year-old man was in critical condition, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
"I can tell you that we already have security measures in our temples and in our schools". Those killed and injured represent the best of who we are: people of faith gathered to pray and celebrate the birth of a child and officers responding to the ensuring violence with no concern for their own safety.
Joyce Fienberg was described as an "intellectual powerhouse".
A family man and new grandfather, Daniel Stein made up part of the "the religious heart" of the Tree of Life congregation. Jeff Meyers, the current rabbi at the Tree of Life synagogue, said that Trump is welcome to visit.
The youngest of the 11 dead was 54, the oldest 97.
The event, organized by the Jewish Student Association (JSA), featured student speakers and organizers, as well as Rabbi Jessica Kirschner of Hillel, Rabbi Dov Greenberg and President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.
Richard Gottfried ran a dental office in town since 1984. He was an active member of the synagogue.
Bowers shot his victims with an AR-15, used in numerous nation's mass shootings, and three handguns, all of which he owned legally and had a license to carry, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.