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Gunman opens fire at US synagogue

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Police in the US are responding to reports of a gunman entering a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and opening fire, US media report.

Emergency services arrived at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue at about 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT), according to reports.

There are reports of multiple casualties, but this is not confirmed.

Footage posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department tweeted that an “active shooter” had been reported and advised people to avoid the area.

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