The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences in connection with the attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva wrote on Twitter.
"We’re saddened by atrocious crime in the synagogue in Pittsburg. We express our sincere condolences to the families of the dead and injured," she wrote.
The attack on the synagogue occurred on Saturday morning, when parishioners gathered there. According to media reports, the shooter entered the building and shouting anti-Semitic slogans, began to shoot. When the police arrived at the scene, a shootout ensued.
As a result of the shooting, eleven people were killed, six more, including four policemen, were injured.
The attacker surrendered to law enforcement. He he was 48-year-old Rob Bower, who was hospitalized with wounds.
Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz