Eleven people were killed and six wounded in a shooting at a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday… Here might be the reason or part of the reason why Robert Bowers decided to commit the crime.
The distance from Randall G. Bowers home to The Tree of Life Congregation… which is just 8 minutes away driving in a vehicle, or 2.2 miles away.
According to the article on the newspaper, Randall G. Bowers who faced prosecution in a rape case, was found dead of an apparent suicide. He was found in a picnic area near the Tionesta Dam. According to troopers, he had shot himself in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. He was about to undergo trial in connection with the sexual assault of a 20-year old woman in the 5600 block of Beacon Street, Squirrel Hill.
Statement: This news item from 39 years ago would seem to shed some light on the mental condition of the shooter. Notice that the alleged rape took place in the same Squirrel Hill community where the congregation was attacked. As yet, Bowers has no known connection to that neighborhood. Was he targeting his father’s accusers? Let us know what you think
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