7 confirmed dead after shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

There is an active shooting in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood near the Tree of Life synagogue, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

“ALERT: There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady,” the Pittsburgh Public Safety Dept. tweeted. “Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available.”  

Police from across the city have descended to the area, which is still very active. The synagogue is located on the corner of Wilkens and Shady Avenues.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police from across the city of Pittsburgh are responding to an active shooting situation at the The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

KDKA’s Andy Sheehan reports that at least seven people have been confirmed dead, possibly more.

active shooter 7 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

Photo Credit: Tim Lawson/KDKA

Police have requested that residents stay inside their home as they have exchanged gun fire with a suspected gunman.

When officers arrived the gunman reportedly shot at them, forcing officers to use their vehicles as a shield.

Two police officers were reportedly shot.

The Synagogue was reportedly full of people for a Saturday service and police say they’ve received several calls from people barricaded inside the Synagogue.

shooter 7 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

Photo Credit: KDKA

Several people have been rescued, but police are still trying to rescue others.

Nearby Carnegie Mellon University was also reportedly on lockdown, students receiving texts telling them to stay inside.

Mayor Bill Peduto is rushing to the scene.

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