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Wheeling community gathers in response to Pittsburgh shooting

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Residents of Wheeling and the surrounding area gathered to mourn and draw comfort from one another in the wake of a shooting that killed 11 people in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
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WHEELING, W.Va.  — Residents of Wheeling and the surrounding area are gathering together this afternoon to mourn and draw comfort from one another in the wake of a shooting that killed 11 people in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

A gunman, who allegedly spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media, barged into the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 an wounding six other people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

Immediately after learning of the tragedy, Rabbi Joshua Lief of Temple Shalom on Bethany Pike in Wheeling began contacting other religious leaders in the area to organize the interfaith service that begins at 2 p.m. today at the temple.

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