Doyle Reaction to Synagogue Shooting

Oct 27, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA – October 27, 2018 – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14) released the following statement in response to the shooting this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

“I was shocked and saddened by the atrocious hate crime committed this morning against worshippers at Tree of Life Synagogue.

I am praying for the victims and their families, as well as the police officers who were wounded while working to stop the shooter. I am grateful to all of the first responders who rushed to the site and did their jobs without regard for their own safety. 

We know at this point, that the shooter was motivated by hate and anti-Semitism. We’ve got to find a way to prevent such hate from festering in our society. While that is a tall order, there are steps Congress can and should take to reduce gun violence and make this hate less deadly. Today is a time for mourning and praying as a city and community, and soon we will need to come together to heal and ensure this doesn’t happen again.”