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According to NBC News, a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue where Sabbath services were taking place Saturday morning, killing at least 11 people and wounding several police officers before he was taken into custody, officials said.

The attack at Tree of Life synagogue began sometime before 9:54 a.m., when police were called about an active shooter inside the house of worship in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, which is considered to be a historic Jewish enclave and center for Jewish life in Pittsburgh.

At least 11 adults were killed in the shooting, and six people were injured, including four police officers, officials said. Dr. Don Yealy, chairman of emergency medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said a 70-year-old man and a 55-year-old officer were in critical condition.

"It's a very horrific crime scene. It’s one of the worst that I've seen," Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said. "It's very bad."

The suspected gunman, Robert Bowers, 46, of nearby Baldwin, was armed with an assault rifle and three handguns, authorities said.


Friends,

This event paints a horrific picture that accurately describes the world we are living in. These people did not deserve to be threatened and then brutally murdered by this individual. Please pray for the friends and family of the victims and know that one day, judgment will be given to this man according to righteousness.

Our King is mighty and in the end, He will mend broken hearts and bring peace to those affected by this tragedy.

Thanks for reading,
Brandon

Source: NBC News

Several people were reportedly shot and killed on Sunday after a “mass shooting” at a Texas church, police said.

The shooting was reported at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which is about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. A witness told KSAT that a man walked into the church about 11:30 a.m. Sunday and opened fire at the crowd of people. The church holds morning worship services at 11 a.m., according to its website.

Constable Thomas Silvas from Precinct 1 in Wilson County confirmed to Fox News there was a "mass shooting" situation and that officials were working on removing the bodies from the church, but did not specify the number of people who were dead or wounded.

Source: Fox News

A gunman opened fire during a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night — killing more than 20 people and wounding over 100 with a high-powered assault rifle before being shot by police, according to officials.

Cops confirmed early Monday that the shooter was dead and said they believed he acted alone.

Officials described him as a local Las Vegas resident but offered no other details.

Las Vegas police responded to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino around 10 p.m. after receiving calls about an active shooter targeting concertgoers at the Route 91 country music fest.

Source: New York Post

One person was killed and seven were wounded, including a suspect, when a gunman opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn., on Sunday morning, according to police.

By the afternoon, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified the woman churchgoer who was fatally shot as Melanie Smith, 39, from the Rutherford County town of Smyrna.

The MNPD says the alleged shooter is 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson. "He has been released from hospital and will be charged with murder and attempted murder," the department tweeted.

Source: NPR