Victims of Tree of Life Synagogue Attack Identified

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The identities of the victims that were inside the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday are now being released.

Robert Bowers killed 11 people and injured another six, including four police officers, Saturday when he opened fire in what police say was a hate-filled killing spree.

The 11 victims that were killed in the shooting were identified as:

  • Joyce Fienburg, 75-year-old, of Oakland
  • Richard Gottfried, 65-years-old, of Ross Township
  • Rose Mallinger, 97-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
  • Jerry Rabinowitz, 66-years-old, of Edgewood
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
  • David Rosenthal, 54-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
  • Bernice Simon, 84-years-old, of Wilkinsburg
  • Sylvan Simon, 86-years-old, of Wilkinsburg
  • Daniel Stein, 71-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
  • Melvin Wax, 88-years-old, of Squirrel Hill
  • Irving Younger, 69-years-old, of Mt. Washington


Daniel Stein was killed in the shooting. Friends describe him as a kind, family man and a new grandfather.

Daniel Leger, 70-years-old, was shot and is in critical condition. Officials at UPMC say that Leger had a gunshot wound to the torso involving major organs in his abdomen. He underwent two surgeries at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Leger is a nurse and a chaplain at UPMC who was scheduled to lead a service Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Leger is married and has two sons.