CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that police are keeping a close eye on synagogues in the city after a man went on a deadly shooting spree at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
In a news release, Emanuel stressed that the police were paying special attention to the synagogues only as a precaution. He says there have been “no threats to religious institutions in Chicago at this time.”
Emanuel’s announcement came after a man opened fire during a baby naming ceremony on Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Officials there have said several people were killed and six others – including four police officers who rushed to the scene – were injured.
The suspected gunman was taken into custody.