The Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers will honor the victims of the Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue shooting before Sunday’s game.
Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten announced via Twitter Saturday that a moment of silence will be held before kickoff to remember the 11 victims who lost their lives and the six who were wounded and their families.
Prior to Sunday’s kickoff between the #Steelers & #Browns at Heinz Field, there will be a moment of silence for the victims & their families following the tragic attack in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 27, 2018
Before the start of the Pittsburgh Penguins game in Vancouver against the Canucks, the players and fans observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Pittsburgh.
Armed with a rifle and three handguns, Robert Bowers walked into the synagogue during Saturday morning worship and began shooting.
It was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history, according to the leader of the Anti-Defamation League.
Bowers traded gunfire with police and was shot multiple times but survived. He was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts, including weapons offenses and hate crimes. Law enforcement officials planned to discuss the massacre at a news conference Sunday morning.
Four police officers were among the wounded.