By G9ija

Multiple people are dead after a shooter opened fire Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Police responded to reports of an active shooter at the synagogue, which was crowded for Saturday service, shortly before 10 a.m. Police told KDKA they had received several calls from people barricaded inside the building and that the gunman fired on responding officers.

As of 11:15 a.m. EST, police had confirmed that multiple people were dead, according to KDKA and the Associated Press.

Pgh Public Safety

@PghPublicSafety

ALERT: There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady. Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available.

WPXI reporter Lori Houy tweeted photos and video of “huge police presence” near the synagogue.

Lori Houy

@WPXI_Lori

Reports of an active shooter in a synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Huge police presence

President Donald Trump tweeted that he was “watching the events unfolding” and urged people to stay safe.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!

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