Pittsburgh shooting: Eight killed as gunman opens fire in synagogue

A gunman entered a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh and opened fire while shouting, ‘All Jews must die’

Police in the US state of Pennsylvania have arrested a man who killed eight people after opening fire in a synagogue
Police in the US state of Pennsylvania have arrested a man who killed eight people after opening fire in a synagogue

A 46-year-old man has been detained by police officers in the US city of Pittsburgh after opening fire in a synagogue, killing eight.

Local media report that three police officers were also shot.

The gunman entered the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood at around 10am local time while a service was taking place.

The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
The Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh

It is understood that he shouted “All Jews must die” while opening fire.

Pittsburgh is in the state of Pennsylvania.

US President Donald Trump tweeted to say that he was watching events and urged people in the area to remain indoors.

Meanwhile, the New York police department said it was deploying officers across synagogues in New York.

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