Pittsburgh-area sports teams show support for their city after Saturday morning's synagogue shooting.

By Emily Caron
October 27, 2018

A mass shooting took place Saturday morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after a gunman opened fire, killing at least 11 people and wounding six others, per The New York Times.

Law enforcement officials identified the gunman as Robert Bowers, a man in his 40s. He was charged with 29 federal counts, including hate crimes and weapons offenses. Bowers surrendered to Pittsburgh police after barricading himself in the building and is now in fair condition at a hospital, reports the Associated Press.

Four police officers were shot, but none had life-threatening injuries, per the Times. It was also reported that the shooter made anti-Jewish comments during the incident, one law enforcement official told CNN.

All of the Pittsburgh-area professional sports teams tweeted their support for the victims, the synagogue and their city after the tragedy.

The University of Pittsburgh Panthers also stood in solidarity with the people of Pittsburgh.

Several Steelers players tweeted their support for Pittsburgh, including JuJu Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown and Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis.

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