A shooting near a synagogue in Pittsburgh has resulted in “multiple casualties”, according to local police.
Commander Jason Lando told reporters the shooting was reported near the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill area.
He said the public should “shelter in place” and report any unusual activity.
Pittsburgh tweeted there is an active shooter in the area of Wilkins and Shady avenues, with the synagogue is at that intersection.
The tree-lined residential neighbourhood, about 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, has a heavily Jewish population.
The congregation’s president declined to comment.