(SQUIRREL HILL, Pitts.) Suspect Robert Bowers opened fire and at least 11-dead at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning, it could have been worse if not for the brave actions of SWAT and police officers who responded to the scene #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: Editor says here’s what we know together with CBS related news links so far: Officer rushed to the Tree of Life Synagogue and quickly grabbed their geaer. Some urged civilians and bystanders to leave the area, but others ran right toward the gunfire: “By the time I got there, they were already trying to extract people and watching those officers run into the danger to remove people and get them to safety was unbelievable,” Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said #AceNewsDesk reports 
gettyimages 1054313756 This Would Have Been Much Worse: Officials Praise Law Enforcement Response To Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 27: Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Determined to stop the shooter, SWAT team members charged in and cornered Robert Bowers on the third floor, eventually taking him into custody.

“The bravery that was exhibited by the SWAT teams of Pittsburgh Police and the Allegheny County Police, they ran toward gunfire to keep people safe,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.

Four officers were wounded in that gunfire, two of the critically.

“I can’t say enough about the actions of Pittsburgh Police, the Pittsburgh Police SWAT team and the Allegheny County Police,” Bob Jones, FBI Special Agent in Charge, said. “Had it not been for the quick and heroic response, this would have been much worse.”

“Our SWAT officers and SWAT teams from around the region who were there, who went into that active shooting and were able to apprehend that actor, I can’t speak more for the courage that they have,” Schubert said.

What underscores their bravery even more is that police tell us Bowers was armed with an AR-15 and three handguns.

‘I’m going in’: Synagogue shooting suspect, 46, posted chilling final message before the Trump-hating antisemite ‘opened fire with an AR-15 on a BABY naming ceremony yelling “All Jews must die”‘, killing 11 and injuring six – including four cops

  • Suspect Robert Bowers, 46, allegedly opened fire on the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue at around 10am on Saturday
  • The suspected gunman who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning, killing at least 11 people and injuring several others, has been named as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, a Trump-hating antisemite who regularly complained on social media about the president and ‘the infestation of Jews.’

    Bowers allegedly opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh shortly before 10am. The synagogue was busier than usual with Sabbath services and because of a baby naming ceremony that had also been scheduled. 

    After opening fire on the congregation with three handguns and an AR-15, he was confronted by two Pittsburgh police officers who had been called to the scene as he tried to leave the building. Police say Bowers returned fire, injuring both of the cops, then retreated inside and ran to the third floor to hide. 

    He then engaged in a gun battle with a SWAT team and injured two of them before being shot multiple times himself and surrendering. 

    He is still alive, in a stable condition, and is in the hospital under the watch of police.

    None of the victims have been named. Police revealed on Saturday afternoon that all of those killed were adults and that no children were harmed.

    Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told CNN on Saturday that the names of the victims will be released on Sunday morning at 9:00am local time. 

    Robert Bowers, 46, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday
    He pictured in his driver's license picture

    Robert Bowers, 46, has been identified as the suspected gunman who opened fire on a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He is pictured, left, in his Gab profile picture and right in his driver’s license picture 

    An hour before the first reports emerged of the shooting, Bowers posted this on the social media website Gab. He was enraged by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society which helps Jewish migrants settle in the US, and said he couldn't 'sit by' and watch 'my people get slaughtered' 

    An hour before the first reports emerged of the shooting, Bowers posted this on the social media website Gab. He was enraged by HIAS, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society which helps Jewish migrants settle in the US, and said he couldn’t ‘sit by’ and watch ‘my people get slaughtered’ 

    Among his antisemitic comments on the social network Gab are complaints about President Trump 

    Among his antisemitic comments on the social network Gab are complaints about President Trump 

    Bowers also shared photographs of his Glock collection on the website. He used several handguns and an AR-15 in the attack.
    Right, his cover photo included the white supremacist number 1488

    Bowers also shared photographs of his Glock collection on the website. He used several handguns and an AR-15 in the attack. Right, his cover photo included the white supremacist number 1488

    Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers' home in Baldwin

    Police vehicles are deployed near the vicinity of the home of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers’ home in Baldwin

    More emergency vehicles are seen blocking the road near Bowers' home in Baldwin on Saturday

    More emergency vehicles are seen blocking the road near Bowers’ home in Baldwin on Saturday

    Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area

    Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area

    Pittsburgh Public Safety director says shooting is ‘worst’ he’s seen

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