Robert Bowers Identified As Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect

Authorities in Pittsburgh have identified the suspected gunman in Saturday morning’s attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue as Robert Bowers, 46, of Pittsburgh. Scott Bracy, the local U.S. Attorney named the suspect during a briefing Saturday afternoon. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime. Brady said his office expects to file charges against Bowers as soon Saturday night. Police said Bowers was armed with an assault rifle and three handguns. Bowers was shot mutiple times by responding police officers. He’s in fair condition at a local hospital. It was not immediately clear why he allegedly targeted the Tree of Life Synagogue, where a circumcision ceremony for a baby was reportedly underway at the time of the shooting. But multiple local news reports have cited witnesses as saying the gunman shouted, “All Jews must die” upon entering the synagogue.