Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

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8:44 a.m. ET, October 28, 2018

Slain victims to be ID'd on Sunday

By AnneClaire Stapleton

The names of the deceased victims in the synagogue shooting will be released at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told CNN’s Wolf Bitzer.

The mayor said there was "really strong insistence by the FBI that we identify everybody with 100% accuracy before giving out any information, for the families' sake."

Perduto also said security was being tightened at Islamic centers and any other group that "would feel insecure or would need additional security."

Eleven people were killed and six people were injured when a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, officials said.

The suspect was taken into custody.

7:32 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Vigil for shooting victims held near Tree of Life Synagogue

CNN Staff

Crowds gathered at the intersection of Murray Avenue and Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh for a vigil that was held at Sixth Presbyterian Church, located in the same neighborhood as Tree of Life synagogue.

6:34 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Trump: I'll go to Pittsburgh

By Steve Brusk and Liz Stark

President Trump told reporters that he will be going to Pittsburgh after today’s shooting. But the President did not say when that trip will occur.

Trump described the gunman's thought process as "sick" and once again called for the death penalty.

Trump, while talking to reporters as he landed in Murphysboro, Illinois, also reflected on the pain he feels as President: "You feel differently when you’re President. And you’re in charge and you see something like this. The level of pain is incredible."

6:27 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

What we know about Robert Bowers, the suspect in the synagogue shooting

By Saeed Ahmed and Paul P. Murphy

Bowers, 46, often made anti-Semetic postings on social media.

On, he claimed Jews were helping transport members of the migrant caravans. 

He also criticized President Trump for surrounding himself with Jewish people and said he didn't vote for Trump.

But law enforcement officers said they knew nothing of Bowers.

6:14 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Obama:  Make guns harder to get

CNN Staff

Former President Barack Obama tweeted: "We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun."

5:59 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

ADL: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is likely the deadliest attack on Jews in US history

By Jay Croft

The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh -- in which the death toll now stands at 11 -- is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the US, the Anti-Defamation League said Saturday.

5:58 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Squirrel Hill was once home to Mister Rogers

By Christina Maxouris and Saeed Ahmed

The Pittsburgh neighborhood where the synagogue shooting occurred was once a home to Mr. Rogers – Christina Maxouris and Saeed Ahmed

Ask the residents who live there and they'll tell you that Squirrel Hill -- the site of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack -- is generally a happy, safe community.

5:38 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Sessions: We will file hate crime charges and may seek the death penalty

CNN Staff

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Saturday, saying in part: "These alleged crimes are reprehensible and utterly repugnant to the values of this nation. Accordingly, the Department of Justice will file hate crimes and other criminal charges against the defendant, including charges that could lead to the death penalty."

5:33 p.m. ET, October 27, 2018

Tom Hanks tweets about 'the spirit of Pittsburgh'

CNN Staff

Actor Tom Hanks has been filming a movie in Pittsburgh. He put out a tweet showing a sign that said, "Love Thy Neighbors No Exceptions," and said: "Again, to me this photo is the spirit of Pittsburgh- with a broken heart today for those in Squirrel Hill ... Hanx"