Authorities confirmed that Robert Bowers, 56, has been arrested in the shooting deaths of 11 people following the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday.
“Is not safe.”
Pittsburgh Public Safety Officer briefed reporters Saturday morning as law enforcement worked to secure an active shooter situation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood near the Tree of Life Synagogue. Tree of Life Synagogue is one of the oldest Jewish congregations in Pittsburgh and is located in the largest Jewish neighborhood in the city.
“Stay inside,” the public safety officer warned residents of the historic neighborhood. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety asked people to avoid the area of Wilkins Avenue and Shady Avenue on Saturday morning.
The shooter is now in custody, according to the mayor of Pittsburgh, and is headed to the hospital according to CNN: