A gunman opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing at least 11 persons and injuring several others including three policemen, local media reports said.
Robert Bowers, 46, surrendered after he was injured during an exchange of fire with the police, according to local media reports.
He is being described as a white male, heavy set, with a beard. He is being questioned and treated at hospital.
The FBI is investigating this as a “hate crime”.
Before opening fire, the alleged perpetrator reportedly yelled, “All Jews must die!” President Donald Trump described this as a devastating situation.
“Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought,” Trump said as he reiterated that those responsible for such mass shooting be given death penalty.
FBI agents reached the ‘Tree of Life’ Congregation Synagogue at Squirrel Hill area in Pittsburgh, where a large number of people had gathered for a morning service when the shooting took place. The tragic shooting came within days of the recovery of a series of package bombs across the country that was addressed to several present and former high-ranking officials.
Prominent among them include former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris.Ivanka Trump, daughter of US president who is married to a Jew Jarred Kushner, said: America is stronger than thsoe