People across the country continue to mourn after mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

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Our nation continues to mourn the lives of those killed during a deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburg over the weekend.

At least 11 people are dead and an entire community is left shaken following the shooting Saturday morning.

But residents in this tight-knit community say they won’t be broken by this tragic incident.

Among those killed were a married couple and two brothers. Six people, including 4 police officers, were also injured in that attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after 46-year-old Robert Bowers walked into the congregation and began firing

This attack took place during a baby naming ceremony Saturday morning.

Investigators say the 46-year-old was armed with an assault rifle and three handguns and now faces 29 federal counts, including hate crimes.

Court papers say the suspect made statements about genocide and killing Jewish people.

The 46-year-old is scheduled to be in court Monday, but there has been no word on if he’ll be there in person or make his appearance from his hospital bed.

Residents in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood say they’re devastated, but not surprised

Security and police presence has increased at synagogues across the country including in Springfield.. 

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