Anti-Semitic Gunman Kills Eleven in Deadliest Attack Against Jewish People in US

On Saturday, a man armed with three handguns and what is believed to be an altered AR-15 carried out the deadliest attack against Jewish people in America at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people were killed, most of whom were predominantly elderly regulars of Shabbat services, including three women, one 97 years old, and eight men, two of which were brothers. The gunman was shouting anti-Semitic slurs at people while he was in the synagogue, leading authorities to believe this was a hate crime and that the gunman specifically targeted the Jewish community. When the police arrived, the gunman shot at them as well. SWAT officers ultimately were able to apprehend the suspect alive. In addition to the 11 people killed, several police officers were injured in this exchange of gun fire. The FBI special agent in charge described the aftermath this way, “This is the most horrific crime scene I’ve seen in 22 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The eleven people were pillars of their community, 97-year-old Rose Mallinger was said to have not missed a service in decades; Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, was described as a pioneer in treating HIV in Pittsburg during the […]

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