The victims of the bloodbath at a synagogue in Pittsburgh included a grandfather, a husband and wife, and two brothers, officials and family members revealed as new details about the alleged gunman behind the deadly rampage were released Sunday.
The Tree of Live victims were identified as Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township, Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland; Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill; Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood; Cecil Rosenthal, 59, of Squirrel Hill; David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill; Bernice Simon, 84, of Wilkinsburg; Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill; Sylvan Simon, 87, of Wilkinsburg; Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill; and Irving Younger, 69, of Mount Washington.
President Donald Trump ordered flags at federal locations throughout the United States to be flown at half-staff in respect for the victims.
Trump declared, In a proclamation: “I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018.
“I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”
U.S. Attorney Scott Brady described the massacre as an “unspeakable and hateful crime” during a news conference, adding that alleged gunman Robert Gregory Bowers made statements regarding genocide and his desire to kill Jewish people during the shooting rampage.