People are expressing support for Madison’s Jewish community after a gunman entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed eleven people. Hundreds from various faiths packed an auditorium at First Unitarian Society in Shorewood Hills yesterday to mourn the deaths of those in Pittsburgh and to show support for Madison’s Jewish community. Authorities say Robert Bowers walked into Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue during worship services Saturday and opened fire, killing eight men and three women and injuring six others, including four police officers.
Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir are reacting to the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue where eleven people were killed. Baldwin said those affected were in her thoughts and prayers, and that action is needed to prevent more tragedies. Vukmir said her heart went out to all involved, including the entire Jewish community. She called for people to speak out against anti-Semitism.