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'We're all very disturbed': Jewish community leaders reassure Edmonton residents after Pittsburgh attack

'We're all very disturbed': Jewish community leaders reassure Edmonton residents after Pittsburgh attack

As Pittsburgh continues to reel from a tragic weekend, a Muslim-led effort has begun a crowdfunded campaign to raise money for the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting.

Thousands of people jammed an intersection amid light rain for a vigil Saturday evening for the victims of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue earlier in the day.

In addition to the 11 mostly elderly victims who were killed, six people, including four police officers, were wounded before the suspect was arrested.

A 97-year-old woman, two brothers in their 50s and a married couple in their 80s were among the 11 worshippers shot dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue during Sabbath prayers in the deadliest attack ever on America's Jewish community, officials said on Sunday (Oct 28).

"He was somebody that everybody liked, very dry sense of humour and recently had a grandson who loved him", Stein's nephew Steven Halle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"When people do this, they should get the death penalty", Trump said at the campaign rally at the Southern Illinois Airport.

He's expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.

"If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us", Kathy Hurwitz said clutching a tissue. "Where have you been?" said Cecil Rosenthal, 59, a man with an intellectual disability whom she had gotten to know through an art class at the city's Jewish Community Center. Bowers' virulent anti-Semitic views were evident in prolific online postings.

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The suspect, Robert G. Bowers, 46, a resident of Baldwin, in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, was taken into custody following an exchange of gunfire with police officers who had arrived on the scene of the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

He urged people to be more politically active to combat hateful rhetoric, and he encouraged Jewish people to attend services to show they can not be intimidated.

"I think people in my community are scared right now. Screw your optics, I'm going in".

US President Donald Trump condemned the attack, calling it a "wicked act of mass murder", that is "pure evil", and "something that is unimaginable".

Other vigils were held across Canada including in Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver.

Once a final goal is hit, Celebrate Mercy said it will immediately transfer funds to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, which will work with Tree of Life to send the funds to victims to help with medical and funeral expenses.

The emerging evidence strongly suggests that the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism and was the deadliest against the Jewish community in the history of the US, as per the Anti Defamation League, a Jewish non-governmental organisation.

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