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Wolf calls for moment of silence for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Wolf calls for moment of silence for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. (WJAC)

Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to participate in a moment of silence for the victims of a deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

Wolf asks everyone to participate in one minute of silence at 12 p.m. Friday to honor the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill last month.

According to authorities, Robert Bowers shot and killed eight men and three women the morning of Oct. 27. Six others, including four officers, were wounded during the attack. Bowers, 46, pleaded not guilty in federal court to multiple felony counts of murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes.

The community has since rallied together to help those affected by the massacre.

"As you take a moment to remember the 11 victims of this heinous crime, I ask that you also reflect on our common humanity," Wolf said. "We must never forget this tragic event as we begin moving forward and continue working toward a more peaceful society."

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will also lead a worldwide moment of silence during a public event at noon Friday in Point State Park.

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