A gunman who spewed anti-Semitic threats online opened fire inside a busy synagogue during a service Saturday in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and injuring six others. The suspected gunman, identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, surrendered and was taken into custody.
The Department of Justice announced late Saturday Bowers had been charged with 29 federal counts, including 11 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence.
Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Congregation and indiscriminately fired inside while shouting, "All Jews must die," police sources told CBS Pittsburgh/KDKA. He was armed with an assault rifle and at least three handguns during the 20-minute assault.
Six of the injured included four police officers. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.