Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

The names of those killed in the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh

Authorities on Sunday released the names of the 11 people killed.

Chad Dehmer, 33, of Lawrenceville, brings flowers to Tree of Life.

Chad Dehmer, 33, of Lawrenceville, brings flowers to Tree of Life.

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Updated, 10:11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. This is a breaking news story and will continue to be updated.

Among the 11 dead after a gunman opened fire in Tree of Life Congregation were a pair of brothers from Squirrel Hill and a married couple from Wilkinsburg.

The victims comprise three women and eight men ranging in age from 54 to 97.

“I thought about the people I knew would be there,” Rabbi Chuck Diamond, a former rabbi at synagogue, said Saturday. “They shuffle away with their walkers.”

Officials spent Saturday identifying the victims and notifying their families, Dr. Karl Williams, chief medical examiner for Allegheny County, said in a Sunday morning press conference. By 6 a.m. Sunday, all the victims had been removed from the synagogue and were taken to the medical examiner’s office.

Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, Williams’ office released the cause and manner of the victims’ deaths and said they’d all been released to their families for funerals and burials.

Here is a list of those who died, per the medical examiner’s office:

Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland 

Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township

Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood

Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill

  • Cause and manner of death: Rifle wounds to the head and torso (homicide)

David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill

Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg

  • Cause and manner of death: Penetrating rifle wound of the trunk (homicide)

Sylvan Simon, 86, of Wilkinsburg

Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill

Melvin Wax, 87, of Squirrel Hill

Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington

Six injured

Update, Wednesday, Nov. 7: Per UPMC, 61-year-old Andrea Wedner, whose mother Rose Mallinger was killed in the shooting, was discharged from UPMC Presbyterian. Daniel Leger, 70, and a 40-year-old police officer remain stable at the hospital, according to UPMC.

Update, Friday, Nov. 2: Per UPMC, a 61-year-old patient, Andrea Wedner, whose mother Rose Mallinger was killed in the shooting and buried Friday, remained in stable condition. A 70-year-old patient, Daniel Leger, and a 40-year-old police officer had been moved out of intensive care to regular patient rooms and were both listed in stable condition.

Update, Wednesday, Oct. 31: Per UPMC, a 55-year-old police officer was released from the hospital. The other officer and the 61-year-old woman are in stable condition. A 70-year-old man is in critical condition.

Update, Tuesday, Oct. 30: Pittsburgh Public Safety released the names and conditions of the officers injured:

  • The two officers treated and released were Anthony Burke and Michael Smidge. Burke had a gunshot wound to the hand and Smidge had a “graze wound and/or shrapnel wound to the head.”
  • Officers Timothy Matson and Daniel Mead are still in the hospital. Matson had multiple gunshot wounds, and Mead had a gunshot wound to the hand.
  • In addition to the four officers injured by gunfire, John Persin was treated and released for hearing concerns and Tyler Pashel was treated and released for a knee injury.

Original Post:

In addition to the 11 killed, one man, one woman and four police officers (all men) were injured during the shooting.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said at a press conference Sunday that one officer was released from the hospital on Saturday. A second officer was released from the hospital on Sunday, UPMC said Sunday night. The 27-year-old man had extremity wounds went to UPMC Mercy for “intervention and evaluation” in the operating room, Yealy said Saturday.

Still in the hospital are:

A 61-year-old woman had soft-tissue injuries to her extremities that needed to be cleaned in the operating room and “is doing well now and recovering,” Don Yealy, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC, said Saturday. As of Sunday evening, she’s in stable condition.

A 70-year-old man was shot and bullets hit major organs in his abdomen, and he underwent surgery and is in critical condition as of Sunday evening, per UPMC.

A 55 year-old male officer is in stable condition as of Sunday evening, per UPMC. He had multiple extremity wounds repaired and cleaned in a UPMC Presbyterian operating room.

A 40-year-old male officer is in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian.

Officials also said that the gunman, Robert Bowers, was officially taken into custody around 9 p.m. Saturday, and as of Sunday morning, remains in the hospital where he is in stable condition. He was released on Monday morning.

This article has been updated to include the correct age of Melvin Wax.

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