1. Various of people gathered at vigil, holding candles and singing
2. Wide of crowds gathered
3. Close of candlelight
4. Mid of Rebecca Rovins, Jewish student at Carnegie Mellon University, studying Artificial Intelligence and Hispanic Studies
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Rovins, Student at Carnegie Mellon University:
"Just last year, there was the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charleston (means Charlottesville, West Virginia), heavy with Nazi imagery, Nazi slogans, anti-Semitic slogans, as well. This may have been hidden for the past few years but Nazis, anti-Semites, white supremacists, and the like, are feeling completely emboldened and more confident to go out and express their hateful beliefs in this political climate. They're no longer hiding underneath white pointed hoods."
6. Close of candlelight
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Cindy Jennings, Resident of Pittsburgh, wanting to show support for her Jewish friends:
"Well, I've just been blindsided by it. I just can't believe the kind of violence that we're experiencing in our country, and I have close friends who worship in Squirrel Hill, and when I found out about the news today, it just made me nauseous and tearful and I just came tonight to show my support."
8. Mid of Jennings' friends embracing as Jennings looks on
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Cindy Jennings, Resident of Pittsburgh, wanting to show support for her Jewish friends:
"I feel like the leadership in our country right now is just encouraging violence and I wish that that would stop."
10. Various of Jennings and friends
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Joni and Gary Schwager, Members of Tree of Life Synagogue Congregation:
"We were not there this morning though and we're so worried and waiting to find out the people in our congregation that were killed today."
12. Various of Joni and Gary Schwager making their way through the crowds
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Joni and Gary Schwager, Members of Tree of Life Synagogue Congregation:
Joni: "I got a text this morning a few minutes after 10:00. My friend who lives across the street said: 'There's an active shooter Tree of Life (synagogue).' And the first thing, of course, we did was turn on the TV and that was confirmed. What we do going forward? We vote."
Gary: "Yeah, we're gonna vote."
Joni: "We vote."
14. Various of Joni and Gary Schwager making their way through the crowds
Thousands of people gathered in Pittsburgh late on Saturday for an emotional vigil for the victims of the deadly synagogue shooting.
Braving a light rain, they said prayers and sang in memory of those killed and wounded.
Several blamed the shooting on the political climate and said they took little solace in a planned visit by President Donald Trump.
Cindy Jennings, in attendance with her friends, said she couldn't believe the wave of violence currently enveloping the country.
Joni and Gary Schwager agreed, saying they, too, believed the violence was a result of the rhetoric coming from elected officials at the White House, adding that they believed that the way forward was to vote in the midterm elections.
A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a baby-naming ceremony at the synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in US history.
The 20-minute attack at Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood left at least six others wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said.
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