PITTSBURGH — Federal prosecutors have charged the suspected gunman in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting with 29 counts in deaths of 11 people.
The suspected shooter, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, was taken in to police custody Saturday after the attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
He allegedly made anti-Semitic statements after his arrest.
The attack left 11 people dead and several injured, including four officers.
Pittsburgh city officials said the shooting is being investigated as a federal hate crime. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said earlier Saturday that the federal government would be filing a hate crime charge and other charges against Bowers that ‘could lead to death penalty.’
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.