UPDATED 4:00 p.m. ET: NBC News reports that shooter Robert Bowers was armed with an AR-15 rifle and several handguns.
The latest reports from the Associated Press claim that 10 people were killed in the attack. Two of the four wounded police officers are listed in critical condition.
President Donald Trump told reporters that he doesn't believe this is a gun control issue, adding that "if they had protection inside, the results would have been far better." When asked if there is anything that can be done to combat mass shootings, Trump said "The world is a violent world."
Trump says the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has "little" to do with gun laws: "If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/2z9JGCZXvb— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 27, 2018
"The world is a violent world. And you think when you're over it, it just sort of goes away, but then it comes back in the form of a madman. A wacko. I think one thing we should do is stiffen up our laws in terms of the death penalty." Pres. Trump says. https://t.co/ZU0NM30lhG pic.twitter.com/2vP45Z2Vwc— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 27, 2018
UPDATED 1:52 p.m. ET: The suspected shooter has been identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, CNN reports.
CNN also reports law enforcement officials as saying the suspected shooter made anti-Semitic remarks during the incident.
Six people were reportedly injured in the shooting, four of whom are police officers.
See original story below.
At least 4 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh earlier this morning (October 27). According to initial reports from CNN, the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue left an additional 12 people injured.
The news organization spoke to Pittsburgh city officials, who said that the as-yet unidentified shooter has surrendered to police and been taken to Mercy Hospital.
The Chicago Tribune reports that three police officers were shot during the attack in the Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the incident while residents of the neighborhood were still being told to stay inside.
"People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered," Trump wrote. "Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!"
Fred Rabner, a member of the Tree of Life congregation who spoke to CNN, said that the "tight-knit community" around the synagogue has been "shaken."
"Everyone is just shaken up and upset," Rabner said. "It's awful, it's just awful."
We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.