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A police vehicle is posted near the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Matt Rourke/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A police vehicle is posted near the Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Matt Rourke/AP)

We're learning more about the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that killed 11 people and injured six others.

A suspect, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, faces federal charges for the attack, including hate crimes. The shooting has sparked conversations about how violence like this may be a reflection of the hateful political rhetoric present in our nation today.

Some are placing blame on President Trump for inciting this behavior.

The victims of the shooting ranged in age from 54 to 97. Eight were men and three were women. Two of them, Cecil and David Rosenthal, ages 59 and 54, were brothers. Both lived in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the shooting took place. Another two victims — Bernice and Sylvan Simon — were a married couple in their 80s.

The oldest victim, Rose Mallinger, was 97 years old.

Learn more about the victims and how they are being remembered here.

Guests

David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. @ShribmanPG.

Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College.

Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

This segment aired on October 29, 2018.

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