US President Donald Trump labelled the «horrible» Pittsburgh synagogue shooting as «an anti-Semitic crime» on Saturday. He made the remarks as he arrived in Murphysboro for a mid-term election rally.
«What happened today is a horrible, horrible thing,» Trump told reporters. «It looks definitely like it's an anti-Semitic crime and that's something you wouldn't believe could still be going on.»
The US president also said he had spoken to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto about the incident.
Eleven people were killed in a gun attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning. The gunman opened fire as the the Tree of Life synagogue held a service. The suspect, identified as Robert Bowers, was injured and is now in police custody.