A 97-year-old, an elderly wife and husband: These are the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

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Thousands of people jammed an intersection amid light rain for a vigil Saturday evening for the victims of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue earlier in the day. The gathering included prayers and singing in memory of those killed and wounded.(Oct. 27)

The Jewish congregants were there to celebrate life, but were met by death. Most never had a chance.

Just before 10 a.m. Saturday, suspected gunman Robert Bowers, 46, burst into the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and, yelling ?All Jews must die,? killed 11 before himself being wounded and taken into custody.

The list of those killed Saturday included middle-aged brothers, an elderly husband and wife and a grandmother nearing 100.

Many of them were there for a naming…

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Posted on 10/28/2018, in Cases, civil rights, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. An horrific event. I’m sorry for the community and the families who lost a member. I hope the injured recover as well as they can.


    • David,
      For reasons that I’ve posted here, I’ve thought about my own mortality lately. There are people who do not get a chance to tell their loved ones that they love them before they die. They don’t have opportunity to spend their last days with family and friends before they go peacefully. Their families are totally unprepared. Those thoughts are devastating. Places of worship and schools should be safe places.


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