Names released of 11 people killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; suspect charged with hate crimes

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Authorities responded to a shooting Saturday morning near the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to Allegheny County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Kraus.

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PITTSBURGH – The identities of the 11 people who died in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting have been released.

KDKA has identified the victims as:

Joyce Feinburg, 75, of Oakland, Pa.
Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township, Pa.
Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.
Jerry Robinowitz, 66, of Edgewood, Pa.
Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.
David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.
Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.
Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill, Pa.
Irving Yunger, 69, of Mt. Washington, Pa.

Federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against the Pennsylvania man they say stormed the synagogue and opened fire.

Robert Bowers, 46, of suburban Baldwin, surrendered to authorities after Saturday morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. He made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting and targeted Jews on social media, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Bowers faces 29 charges in a rampage that left the historic Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill and the rest of the nation stunned. The attack is believed to be the deadliest on the Jewish community in US history, the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement.

Bowers is charged with 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder and multiple counts of two hate crimes: obstruction of the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and obstruction of the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer, authorities said, citing a sealed criminal complaint.

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