Pittsburgh mayor suggests Trump should wait to visit

Pittsburgh mayor suggests Trump should wait to visit

Trump faces an uneasy welcome on Tuesday in the anguished community of Squirrel Hill, home to the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were gunned down during Sabbath services.

Speaking at a vigil in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said about a dozen people had gathered in the synagogue's main sanctuary when Bowers walked in and began shooting.

"Shooting suspect Robert Gregory Bowers is due in federal court Monday".

He is charged with 11 counts of obstruction of the exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and 11 counts of using a firearm to commit murder - one count for each worshiper killed.

Thursday, in London, there will be a number of speakers, faith leaders and London politicians at the memorial, said Eric Robinson, program director of the London Jewish Community Centre at Huron and Adelaide streets.

He was also charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation.

Robert Bowers, the man police say is responsible for the slaying of 11 Jewish worshippers, had blamed a Jewish organisation, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) for helping bring immigrants to the US.

When Mitchell asked Bowers if he'd seen a copy of the criminal complaint against him, Bowers said, "Yes, sir", and waived the reading of the complaint and a reading of the potential penalties.

In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians are "horrified" by the attack in Pittsburgh.

Bowers traded gunfire with police during Saturday's massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue and was shot multiple times. The youngest was 54, and the oldest was 97.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday to "express the support of the American people and to grieve with the Pittsburgh community", the White House said.

Six other people were wounded, including four police officers. "Was he in pain, and he said no, he was fine", Cohen told ABC News.

But Cohen told reporters that two of the practitioners who treated Bowers when he arrived at the hospital were Jewish: the attending emergency room doctor and a nurse, whose father is a rabbi. "Our attention and our focus is going to be on them, and we don't have public safety that we can take away from what is needed in order to do both", Peduto said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided to The Washington Post.

When Trump has met with victims' families after mass shootings or natural disasters in the past, he has conveyed a style of empathy that can sometimes feel stilted, particularly when compared to the freewheeling style he employs in most settings.

Bowers, who has a history of posting anti-Semitic material online, will get a court-appointed attorney and was remanded to custody of United States marshals.

He was an active member of Gab, the social media site that has become popular with white nationalists, where his posts hinted at the massacre to come. "I'm also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt".

"That is tough, on the neighborhood, on the members of that synagogue, on all of us who believe in freedom of religion, it is one of our most fundamental rights that our country was founded on", Mattis said.

Bowers was a long-haul trucker who worked for himself. The toll included a husband and wife, professors, dentists and physicians.

In response, the suspect reportedly asked Cohen who he was. As gunshots echoed upstairs, Werber called 911 but was afraid to say anything for fear of making any noise.

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