Robert Bowers, the 48-year-old suspect in the mass shooting at an eastern Pittsburgh synagogue, is an outspoken and vicious anti-Semite and racist who frequently posted hate speech on social media, including hours before the attack on Saturday.
A resident of the Baldwin borough south of Pittsburgh, PA, Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill and began shooting as Shabbat and other services were underway. He yelled, “All Jews must die,” as he began firing.
Armed with an AR-15 and three handguns, Bowers reportedly shot four people on the main floor of the synagogue and at least four others in the basement. At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured, including four police officers—two of them in critical condition. Two of