At least eight people are feared to be dead and multiple others are injured after a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The shooting occurred at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh shortly before 10am. The gunman, who has been described as a white man with a beard, is in custody.
At around 9.30am, he burst through the synagogue's doors and opened fire on the congregation on the main floor where around 40 to 50 people had gathered for a Sabbath service, shouting 'all Jews must die!' while spraying bullets over them.
After killing three people on the main floor, he went to downstairs, where a second congregation was gathering in the basement, and opened fire there.
He murdered four people there then fled upstairs where, on the third floor, he exchanged fire with SWAT teams and injured three police officers.
After being injured himself in the crossfire, the antisemitic gunman surrendered to police. He is now in custody and is yet to be named.
Three cops were shot. One was shot in the hand and did not suffer life threatening injuries.
The condition of the other two officers is unknown.
Saturday mornings are often the busiest in the week at the synagogue, with dozens packing in to observe the Sabbath.