Press Briefing on Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Mass Shooting

Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich spoke at a press briefing about 1:20 p.m. ET.

There are six total injured survivors, including four police officers with non-life-threatening injuries. The two injured civilians are listed in critical condition. The number of victims killed was not initially disclosed.

The injured were transported to Level I and Level II Trauma Centers …
Allegheny General
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Victim’s Assistance and Reunification Center was set up at Chatham Universityh on Chatham Campus at Barry Hall, 106 Barry Street.

Weapon information was not initially disclosed, but Hissrich did confirm that there was no evidence of explosive ordinance. Hissrich said the scene is a very horrific crime scene. One person is in custody, and Hissrich did not reveal the suspect’s identity, but did confirm that they know the identity of the shooter, who was transported to a hospital.

The crime is being considered a federal case — falling under the category of a hate crime — and the lead investigative unit is the FBI. Hissrich said police believe there is no active threat to the community. Hissrich said there is a very hard perimeter surrounding the crime scene.

A second press conference was scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET.

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