Pittsburgh Victims’ Names Announced, Married Couple And Brothers Among Dead

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27:Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and her daughter, Simone Rothstein, 16, pray from a prayerbook a block away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill ... PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27:Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and her daughter, Simone Rothstein, 16, pray from a prayerbook a block away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The names and ages of victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre were announced Sunday morning. They include two brothers, one married couple and a 96-year-old woman. The 11 victims ranged in age from 54 years old to 97 years old.

Dr. Karl Williams, the chief medical examiner of Allegheny County, said in a press conference Sunday that “we are doing everything in our power to complete the process in a way that honors both civil and religious law.” WPVI and USA Today confirmed the names, ages and relations of the victims:

– Joyce Fineberg, 75
– Richard Gottfried, 65
– Rose Mallinger, 97
– Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
– Cecil Rosenthal, 59
– David Rosenthal, 54, (brother of Cecil)
– Bernice Simon, 84
– Sylvan Simon, 86, (husband of Bernice)
– Daniel Stein, 71
– Melvin Wax, 88
– Irving Younger, 69

U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said his office was treating the shooting “as a hate crime,” and not as terrorism, for the time being.

“The distinction between a hate crime and domestic terrorism is, a hate crime is where an individual is animated by a hatred or certain animus toward a person of a certain ethnicity or religious faith, and it becomes domestic terrorism where there’s an ideology that that person is also trying to propagate through violence,” Brady said.

The shooter “moved through the building, and there were three separate congregations at the same time,” said Robert Jones, the FBI special agent in charge of the investigation.

Watch Williams read the victims’ names and ages below:

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