Synagogue Shooting: Hundreds Gather for Emotional Candlelight Vigil After Pittsburgh Gunman Kills 11
Authorities identified the suspect as 46-year-old Robert Bowers.
As the investigation into Saturday's horrific Pittsburgh synagogue shooting continued, hundreds gathered into the night in the city to honor the victims.
As much a tribute to those 11 so senselessly killed, the gatherings also served as a coming together of hearts and minds against the forces of hate that authorities say were behind the attack.
The alleged gunman has been identified by authorities as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. He allegedly opened fire at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh after screaming, "All Jews must die," KDKA reported, citing police.
Bowers faces 29 state and federal charges in the shooting, which also left six wounded at the Tree of Life synagogue and has been called the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
Among vigil attendees were members of the community of Squirrel Hill, both Jewish and otherwise, as well as members of the Christian clergy who attended in solidarity.
At a vigil alongside members of his congregation, Rev. Vincent Kolb of the Sixth Presbyterian Church told Washington Post the congregants from Tree of Life are not alone.
"One of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the United States is here," he said. "We value and love our neighbors."
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