Several people are dead after a Trump-hating Nazi gunman opened fire at a synagogue in the USA.
Up to four people are believed to have been killed by a shooter at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
A Tweet from the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, as the situation unfolded, said: “ALERT: There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady. Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available.”
US media reports that at least eight people have been targeted and it has been confirmed three police officers have been shot.
A police official has stated there are “multiple casualties” and fatalities were also confirmed.
One person, who works nearby, wrote on Twitter: “There was just a man who opened fire in the synagogue down the street from my job. We’ve seen 15+ police cars drive by.”
Police responded to the active shooter shortly before 10am US time.
By 11.20am local time one suspect had been taken to custody. There are reports the shooter is a Nazi named Robert Bowers. He hates President Trump and believes Trump is controlled by the Jews. Here is his archived Gab page.
Luke Nash-Jones, Leader of Make Britain Great Again, Europe’s biggest pro-Trump movement, said, “Sadly, we see this constant hostility by Nazis and other hard-left thugs towards Trump fans. There has been an increase in hateful messages, death threats, hat burnings, here in the UK, and to our horror, in Pittsburgh, a national socialist has committed a horrific act of mass murder. The state needs to crackdown hard on all terrorism, be it Islamist or socialist.”
Posts from the suspected Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers. He hated Trump and thought Trump was controlled by Jews. This monster is an unhinged anti-Semitic terrorist. pic.twitter.com/sjb2k6ucwb
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 27, 2018
President Donald Trump has Tweeted about the incident and said: “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 active shooter. God Bless All!”
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