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October 29, 2018 4:57 pm

Doctor: First Three People to Treat Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter at Hospital Were Jews

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Mourners react during a memorial service at the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh, a day after 11 worshippers were shot dead at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 28, 2018. Reuters / Cathal McNaughton.

The first three people to treat Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers at Allegheny General Hospital were Jewish, the president of the hospital revealed in a television interview that aired on Monday.

“We are here to take care of sick people,” Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, who is also a member of the Tree of Life synagogue where Saturday’s massacre of 11 worshipers took place, said. “We’re not here to judge you. We’re not here to ask, ‘Do you have insurance or do you not have insurance?’ We’re here to take care of people who need our help.”

The 46-year-old Bowers — who was wounded in a gunfight with police before he was arrested — appeared in a federal courtroom on Monday and was ordered held without bond for the deadliest attack ever on America’s Jewish community.

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