Sectarian Shootings


Jewish : Tree of Life synagogue shooting

Reported Victim : Irving Younger




Wikipedia : Pittsburgh synagogue shooting


The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation[a] in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held.


Eleven people were killed and seven (including the perpetrator) were injured.


It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States.[5][6]


The sole suspect, 46-year-old Robert Gregory Bowers,[7][8] was arrested and charged with 63 federal crimes, some of which are capital crimes.[9]


He has pleaded not guilty.[9]


He separately faces 36 charges in Pennsylvania state court.[7][10]


Using the online social network Gab,[11] Bowers had earlier posted anti-Semitic comments against HIAS (formerly, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)[12][13] in which Dor Hadash[14] and Tree of Life[15] were supporting participants.


Referring to Central American migrant caravans and immigrants, he posted on Gab shortly before the attack that "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."[16]


Some sources argued that the incident should be referred to as an act of domestic terrorism.



Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Part of Mass shootings in the United States, Antisemitism in the United States and Terrorism in the United States
Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha synagogue facade.jpg
People visit the memorials to victims of the mass shooting outside the Tree of Life synagogue on November 4, 2018
Location Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation,
5898 Wilkins Avenue,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 40°26′37″N 79°55′17″WCoordinates: 40°26′37″N 79°55′17″W
Date October 27, 2018
9:54–11:08 a.m. (EDT)
Target Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation
Attack type
Mass shooting
Deaths 11
7 (including the suspect)
Accused Robert Gregory Bowers
  • 63 federal criminal counts
  • 36 state criminal counts





Eleven people were killed,[51][16][52] including three on the ground level and four in the synagogue's basement.[53]


Among the dead were two brothers (the Rosenthals) and a married couple (the Simons).[38][54]


At least six others were injured, including four Pittsburgh Police officers.[41]


Five people were transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, four requiring surgery, while one was treated and released by the afternoon.


Another victim was transported to UPMC Mercy, while the suspected shooter was taken to Allegheny General Hospital.[55]


Those killed were:


  • Joyce Fienberg, 75
  • Richard Gottfried, 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
  • Irving Younger, 69

Of the four injured officers, three were shot and one was injured by glass fragments.[36]


  : Victims of Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre


Irving Younger


Birthdate : July 03, 1949


Death : October 27, 2018