Police Responding to Active Shooter at Pittsburgh Synagogue

UPDATE [10/27/18, 11:31 a.m. ET]: At least eight people are reportedly dead and three officers were shot.

Watch police update the press below:

The shooter was reportedly a white male who said that “all these Jews need to die.”

The 46-year-old gunman surrendered to police and carried an AR-15 and Glock. He was reportedly injured after shooting at police, who used their vehicles as shields.

More footage emerged from the scene:

In response to the incident, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered their thoughts and prayers:

Original Story:

Police confirmed that a shooting took place on Saturday at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh where multiple people died and two police officers were shot.

According to a local CBS affiliate, that number of people dead was as high as seven. Police reportedly received calls from several people inside the Tree of Life Synagogue located in Squirrel Hill.

Police asked residents to stay inside their homes, and Carnegie Mellon University went on lockdown.

“Do not come out of your home right now. It is not safe,” police said.

Watch below:

The police also asked media to stop calling and draining their cellphones.

“Media stop calling all Public Safety cell phones. It is draining batteries and interfering w comms,” authorities tweeted.

“Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!”

Editor’s Note: This is a breaking news story and will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.


  1. Death penalty time for this abject coward. Why on Earth do these people exist?

  2. This will undoubtedly be blamed on a “white supremacy” movement but more blame can be attributed to society as a whole. We have become a violent, lawless society fueled by the vile rhetoric of politicians (both left & right), celebrities, the media, & those that just want to stir things. It is time we turn our society around. We can no longer condone the violence of protest & violence in general & feature it 24/7.

    1. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
      ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  3. Shalom to the victims and their families, including the neighborhood and all those affected by this senseless violence.

  4. Damn. What the hell is wrong with people? I’m glad he was apprehended. Now he deserves to be shot. It gets redundant saying this every few days, but God rest the victims’ souls and somehow bless and comfort their families.

    1. I agree. There’s a saying (attributed to TX) that some people need to be shot. The $$ spent on multiple trials, appeals, and sustaining him in jail would be better spent on other things.

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