police Sources have confirmed that the person responsible has surrendered to the authorities and is under custody
Three Police officers have been shot the attacker during the operation
At least eight people have been killed and an undetermined number have been injured in a shooting stated this Saturday in a synagogue in the american city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania).
The Police have been informed of an exchange of gunfire with a single assailant who entered the synagogue 'Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill', at around 09.45 local time (15.45 in Spain), opening fire and barricaded himself there with several worshippers. After an exchange of gunfire, the u.s. authorities reported the arrest of the offender, and that three officers were injured during the operation. The reports indicate that the assailant opened fire against the police and the emergency services that came to the place of the facts. One of the deceased is one of the agents, who was gunned down.
According to several witnesses, the shooter fired indiscriminately into the building at the cry of "all jews must die".
BREAKING: The gunman in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, who has been described only as a white male with a beard, surrendered after an exchange of gunfire with police. At least 8 people have been confirmed dead https://t.co/rldHevHSsXpic.twitter.com/zJ9667hhtR
? CBS News (@CBSNews) October 27, 2018
The responsible of the shooting, a white man with a beard, he was injured, reports the local chain KDKA.
The president of the USA, Donald Trump, took to Twitter after being informed of the event: "those of you Who live in the area should be covered. It seems that there are multiple victims. Careful with the handle active. May God bless us all!", has written.
Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of the active shooter. God Bless All!
? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
The authorities have asked the residents of the areas of Wilkins and Shady, next to the temple, remain in their homes.
still locked down here in pittsburgh outside tree of life synagogue. police ordering everyone inside. pic.twitter.com/3GMC0wDS1q
? Campbell Robertson (@campbellnyt) October 27, 2018
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