Gunman opens fire near Pittsburgh synagogue

Police respond to an active shooter situation at the Tree of Life synagogue on Wildins Avenue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Pittsburgh: Suspect in custody after fatal Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; three  police officers among those shot.

Police spokesman Chris Togneri says police have no more information at this time because they are still trying to clear the building and figure out if any more threats exist.

Media reported at least four people killed on Saturday after police in the US city of Pittsburgh were called to an “active shooter,” reportedly near a synagogue.

CBS reported that seven people were confirmed dead, and that two police officers had been shot, while Fox put the death toll at four.

“There is an active shooter in the area of Wilkins and Shady,” Pittsburgh’s Public Safety department, which includes the police, said on Twitter.

The Tree of Life congregation is located in the area cited by police.

Television pictures showed a police SWAT team and ambulances in the area.

It is the latest shooting incident in the United States, where firearms are linked to more than 30,000 deaths annually.

 

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