Pittsburgh shooting: Casualties as gunman opens fire in synagogue

A gunman has entered a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and opened fire, police report.

Emergency services arrived at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue at about 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT). A service was taking place at the time.

There are multiple casualties, a police spokesman said, adding that three officers were among them. Residents are still being advised to stay at home.

According to police radio, the gunman has now surrendered and is in custody.

A spokesman for the Pittsburgh Police Department, Jason Lando, said that officers were still carrying out searches at the synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

The gunman was a reportedly a heavy-set white male with a beard.

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Map shows Pittsburgh in the US state of Pennsylvania

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