What We Know About Robert Bowers, the Alleged Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Brothers and married couple among 11 victims

Robert Bowers, 46, was charged Saturday with 30 state crimes and 29 federal counts, including hate crimes.

Police officers guard the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn., on October 27, 2018. Those killed and injured represent the best of who we are: people of faith gathered to pray and celebrate the birth of a child and officers responding to the ensuring violence with no concern for their own safety.

"Where did I get the strength?"

"The president of the United States is always welcome", Myers answered.

Bowers was a long-haul trucker who worked for himself, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.

Three congregations were conducting Sabbath services in the synagogue when the attack began just before 10am in the tree-lined residential neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and the hub of the city's Jewish community. Six others were wounded in the attack, including four police officers. He eventually surrendered and was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for a gunshot wound, which could either have been self-inflicted or caused by police. Its founder, Andrew Torba, said existing sites like Twitter and Facebook have a left-leaning monopoly on social media.

Here is a look at those who lost their lives.




"To survive the Holocaust and find refuge in a free country and lose your life doing what you're supposed to do, going to synagogue on a Saturday morning.is not a thing that is easily understood", he said.

"Once again, I'll remind you that the very first thing the president did was condemn the attacker and the very first thing the media did was blame the president", Sanders told Jackson, adding, "You guys have a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of this country". In one interview, when asked if he thought he needed to tone down his rhetoric, he said he could "tone it up".

Gideon Murphy places a flower at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

World leaders denounced the attack, deploring it as an affront to humanity.

Bowers' feed on Gab was filled with anti-Semitic slurs, as well as insults directed at US President Donald Trump, who he believed was surrounded by "too many" Jews. "We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat anti-Semitism and vanquish the forces of hate".

"I think it's irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president - not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts", Sanders said. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony.

Along with his anti-Semitic screeds, Bowers posted photos of three pistols that he called his "glock family". "We're here to take care of people that need our help".

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