Does this never stop?
Courtesy of CNN:
At least four people have been killed in Saturday morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to a city official.
The shooter surrendered to Pittsburgh police and was being transported to Mercy Hospital, said Curt Conrad, chief of staff for City Councilman Corey O’Connor.
Another law enforcement official told CNN at least 12 people have been shot.
Three police officers were shot, officials said earlier at an impromptu press conference. It’s unclear if they are part of those casualties.
“There are fatalities,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Jason Lando previously said there were “multiple casualties.” Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of active gunfire at the synagogue, he said.
“It is imperative that the neighbors in the community surrounding the Tree of Life synagogue stay in their houses and shelter in place,” Lando said. “Do not come out of your home right now. It is not safe.”
Just when we thought it was safe to turn on the news.
This is still an ongoing investigation so there is a lot we do not yet know.
It does sound, at least so far, that this was the work of a lone gunman, but we have not heard his motives for the shooting.
However, the shooting took place in a Jewish synagogue so you might be able to extrapolate from there.
Update: Here is Trump essentially blaming the victims for not having the ability to repel the gunman.
Trump says the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has “little” to do with gun laws: “If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better.” (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/2z9JGCZXvb
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 27, 2018
So according to Trump, we need to arm school teachers, movie ushers, mall workers, and now Rabbis so that they can defend themselves during an armed assault that nobody has any idea how to prevent.
Oh, by the way, this gunman took out three armed police officers.