Some 500 Americans and Israelis gathered Sunday night to sing somber songs in Hebrew and English at Jerusalem's Zion Square in a candle-lit vigil in memory of the 11 victims of Saturday's massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh organized by The Meeting Place Dialogue Group, The Jerusalem Movement and the Hartman Institute Hevruta program.
US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News Sunday that DHS officials visited the Pittsburgh synagogue in March to provide training on active shooter responses.
KDKA television in Pittsburgh cited police sources as saying Bowers walked into the building and yelled "All Jews must die".
Officials said at a news conference Sunday that the victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband and wife.
"The actions of Robert Bowers represent the worst of humanity", U.S. attorney for western Pennsylvania Scott Brady told reporters.
Earlier, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said federal prosecutors could seek the death penalty.
Police said the suspect had three handguns and an assault-style rife at the shooting.
An initial appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh.
"If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a much more different situation, they didn't", he said when asked if there was any link to USA gun laws.
The Tree of Life Synagogue, whose congregation was founded more than 150 years ago, is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood that is historically the heart of Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh. Authorities believe the suspect entered the synagogue, opened fire on the worshippers and was fleeing when he encountered a police officer, Jones said.
"And even if you weren't friends with them, you know them", she continued. Bowers' virulent anti-Semitic views were evident in prolific online postings.
Authorities say gunman Bowers made statements about genocide and killing Jewish people. "Screw your optics, I'm going in", wrote Bowers, a heavy-set, white male.
"I think the approach that we need to be looking at is how we take the guns - which is the common denominator of every mass shooting in America - out of the hands of those who are looking to express hatred through murder", he said.
Other vigils were held across Canada including in Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver.
Standing in the crowd, Rachael, 22 from Pittsburgh said "I think it's incredible they are supporting Pittsburgh".
Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, told MPR News on Saturday that while the attack happened hundreds of miles from Minnesota, it hits close to home in the state's Jewish community.
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