At least eleven people have been killed and a number of others injured in a mass shooting near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the United States, according to reports.
Police from across the city of Pittsburgh responded to the shooting situation on Saturday morning and took the suspect into custody.
The Associated Press reported that eleven people were confirmed dead.
I am deeply saddened by the news of a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Several years ago a hateful person walked into a church in Charleston. Today there was another act of violence – this time at a synagogue.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2018
A police spokesman confirmed "multiple casualties" and said three officers where shot before the shooter was arrested.
Police requested that residents stay inside their home as they have exchanged gun fire with a suspected gunman.
"It is imperative that the neighbors in the community surrounding the Tree of Life synagogue stay in their houses and shelter in place," Lando said. "Do not come out of your home right now. It is not safe."