Eight people have been confirmed dead in a shooting on Saturday at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
The gunman is said to have yelled “All Jews must die” as he entered the Tree of Life Synagogue, a Conservative congragation, in the city and began firing, local media reported. He engaged in a shootout with responding police officers and barricaded himself inside the building before reportedly surrendering. He is said to be injured.
An unknown number of people were also injured in the shooting, among them police officers.
The synagogue is located at the corner of Wilkins and Shady Avenues in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The neighborhood is heavily Jewish.
CBS Pittsburgh reported that police received several calls from people inside the synagogue as the shooting unfolded.
Police officers, SWAT teams, firefighters, and ambulance services responded to the attack.
US President Donald Trump said he’s been monitoring the shooting. In a tweet, Trump encouraged people to shelter in place and said “looks like multiple fatalities.”