Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Multiple casualties have been reported.

Eleven people were killed after a gunman opened fire the the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, and multiple others, including four police officers, were injured.

Federal authorities have charged the suspect, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, with multiple hate crimes, saying he made statements about “genocide and his desire to kill Jewish people.” President Donald Trump called the attack “anti-Semitic” and a “wicked act of mass murder.” Anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise in recent years in the United States.

The US is an outlier among developed countries when it comes to gun deaths — in large part because it has so many guns, making it easy to carry out an act of violence. Studies have linked stricter gun laws to fewer gun deaths. But the US has the weakest gun laws in the developed world.

Most of the gun deaths in the United States are either homicides or suicides. But so far in 2018, at least 262 people have been killed and 1131 wounded in at least 276 mass shootings.