Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Reports of Active Shooter Saturday

Police and emergency services are responding to an active shooter at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, officials say. Reports say at least eight people have been confirmed dead.

Update: 11:27 A.M. ET - Gunman, described as a white male with a beard, surrendered after an exchange of gunfire with police, according to CBS News. At least eight people have been confirmed dead, the news organization reported.

President Donald Trump responds to the shooting on Twitter, writing: "Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!"

Steve Herman, Voice of America's White House Bureau Chief, reports that the suspect told police on the scene that "all these Jews need to die."

New York Police Department is deploying extra teams to synagogues and Jewish locations throughout New York City amid shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, according to ABC News.

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The incident began just after 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday when officers received reports of a shooting at the synagogue, which is located at 5898 Wilkins Avenue. Police have requested that residents stay inside their homes.

CBS News Pittsburgh reported that at least four people have died, but law enforcement fears that there could be more victims. Two police officers were also reportedly shot, the local news outlet said.

"There is an active shooter in the area of WILKINS and Shady," the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department said in a tweet. "Avoid the area. More info will be released when it is available."