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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.

PITTSBURGH - All 11 victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh have been identified and their families notified, authorities said Sunday.

On Sunday, US authorities released the names of the 11 victims killed by suspected gunman Robert Bowers, including a husband and wife couple, and two brothers.

The 29 charges against Bowers include obstruction of religious beliefs resulting in death and obstruction of religious beliefs resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer.

Trump also told reporters he planned to travel to Pittsburgh this week.

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He was reportedly armed with a rifle and three handguns.

Mr Bowers was taken to a hospital where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds. "I've heard the conversation over the past year about how we should arm security guards in our schools", Peduto said.

"We would hope and we should all demand that those in elected office won't just, you know, give platitudes after the fact", Greenblatt said.

Eight men and three women, ranging in age from 97 to 54, were killed at a crowded Pittsburgh synagogue after an alleged gunman opened fire on the congregation during Saturday services, officials have announced.

Numerous speakers also addressed violence in Chicago, including last week's attack that injured six people leaving a funeral on the South Side.

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"They were like the ambassadors because they were always there", she told CNN.

President Donald Trump addressed the shooting at length on Saturday, denouncing it as "a wicked act of mass murder", saying: "We must stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters to defeat anti-Semitism and vanquish the forces of hate".

The pair exchanged gunfire, Mr Jones said, and Mr Bowers re-entered the building before a SWAT team arrived.

Bowers had made many anti-Semitic posts online, including one early on Saturday. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. "Screw your optics, I'm going in", Bowers had posted in what appears to be his last post on "Gab", a social media site popular with the alt-right.

Other vigils were held across Canada including in Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver. The groups have partnered with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in order to disburse the funds once the fundraiser ends. The Anti-Defamation League said it is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in American history.

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