Oct 28, 2018

11 victims identified in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tree of Life Synagogue

Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The 11 people killed at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh ranged from ages 54 to 97, and included brothers and a married couple, authorities said Sunday.

The big picture: Gunman Robert Bowers has been arrested and charged on 29 federal counts, and is currently being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds. Authorities say Bowers had three Glock .357 handguns and an AR-15 assault rifle. During his deadly rampage, Bowers made statements about genocide and his desire to kill Jewish people.

The victims' names:

  • Joyce Feinberg, 75
  • Richard Godfried, 65
  • Rose Mallinger, 97
  • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59
  • David Rosenthal, 54
  • Bernice Simon, 84
  • Sylvan Simon, 86
  • Daniel Stein, 71
  • Melvin Wax, 88
  • Erving Youngner, 69
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