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First 3 People To Help Treat Synagogue Shooter Were Jewish

The man accused of killing 11 people at prayer in a Pittsburgh synagogue was cared for by Jewish medical staff, AP reported.

Robert Bowers was shouting, “Kill the Jews!” during the massacre, said Jeffery Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital, which treated the suspect.

Cohen told WTAE-TV on Monday that the first people to tend to Bowers were Jewish, including himself.

He told CNN early in the week that he went by Bowers’s room to see how the gunman was doing and if he could understand what motivated him.

Bowers appeared in court Monday and has been charged with deadly hate crimes, according to AP.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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