BREAKING: At Least Eight Dead Following Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

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At least eight people were killed and several others injured when a gunman opened fire during Saturday morning services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, according to Pittsburgh’s local CBS affiliate. The shooter, a white male, has surrendered and been taken into custody.
At least three police officers have been shot, according to Pittsburgh officials. Local military and SWAT teams reported to the scene. The shooter reportedly exchanged gunfire with officers and had been injured before being taken into custody.

CONFIRMED: One suspect in custody. Surrendere d to police. Being taken to Mercy Hospital. FBI has been notified of situation. (Per Councilman Corey O’Connor’s chief of staff.
— Beau Berman (@BeauWTAE) October 27, 2018

Police sources have told Andy Sheehan, a reporter with Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, that the gunman entered the synagogue shouting “All Jews must die!”

“Police sources tell KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the gunman walked into the building and yelled, ‘All Jews Must die.’”
— Irin Carmon (@irin) October 27, 2018

The synagogue is in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, an area on the eastern side of the city with a large Jewish population. Three congregations use the space for their services. The synagogue was full for Sabbath services, which were scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Police received many calls from worshippers who were barricaded inside the synagogue during the attack.
President Trump, who is scheduled to appear on the campaign trail in Indianapolis and southern Illinois later today, tweeted that he was monitoring the situation. There’s no word yet if the president will change his travel plans.

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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018

This is a breaking news story. We will update this as more information becomes available.