Canadians' hearts with Jewish community in Pittsburgh: Justin Trudeau

Canadians' hearts with Jewish community in Pittsburgh: Justin Trudeau

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Oct 2018

Ottawa, Oct 27 (IBNS): Sharing solidarity, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the hearts of his countrymen are with the Jewish community in US' Pittsburgh, where a shooting took place on Saturday.

The shooting, which took place at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, claimed several lives and injured four officers.

Trudeau tweeted, "Canadians’ hearts are with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh today, as they endured a horrific anti-Semitic attack while at prayer. May the families of those murdered be comforted, and may the injured recover quickly and fully."

A law enforcement official told CNN that the shooter, who has been identified as Robert Bowers (46), made anti-Semitic statements while shooting.

Bowers surrendered to police and was transported to Mercy Hospital, report said.

Another law enforcement official told CNN that at least 12 people were shot.

Following the incident, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!"

Trump further said on Twitter, "Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America."

 

Canadians' hearts with Jewish community in Pittsburgh: Justin Trudeau

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