10/27/2018 – 11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.


The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation[a] in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held. Eleven people were killed and seven were injured. It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States.

Eleven people were killed, including three on the ground level and four in the synagogue’s basement. Among the dead were two brothers (the Rosenthals) and a married couple (the Simons). At least six others were injured, including four police officers.[38] Five people were transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, four requiring surgery, while one was treated and released by the afternoon. Another victim was transported to UPMC Mercy, while the suspected shooter was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where three Jews were among those who treated him. Those killed were:

  • Joyce Fienberg, 75
  • Richard Gottfried, 65
  • Rose Mallinger, 97
  • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59
  • David Rosenthal, 54
  • Bernice Simon, 84
  • Sylvan Simon, 86
  • Daniel Stein, 71
  • Melvin Wax, 88
  • Irving Younger, 69

Of the four injured officers, three were shot and one was injured by glass fragments.

Source: Wikipedia

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