At least 11 people killed in US synagogue shooting

A SUSPECTED GUNMAN is in custody after opening fire at a baby-naming ceremony at a synagogue in the US.

Authorities say at least 11 people were killed and others badly injured, including four Police officers, in the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

According to CNN, the gunman made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting and prior to the attack had declared his intentions on a social media platform.


The suspect is believed to have posted on Gab: “(I) can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

The suspect has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers.

The President has reacted by suggesting the outcome could have been ‘better’ if the victims were themselves armed.

“Certainly you want protection,” Donald Trump told reporters.

“They had a maniac walk in and they didn’t have any protection and that is just so sad to see.”

“The results could have been much better.”