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For Immediate Release
October 29, 2018

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PA Chamber Statement on Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

HARRISBURG - PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement following the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday:


“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go to the victims, their families, the city of Pittsburgh and the entire Jewish community.  We can attest through our work with the businesses located in the Pittsburgh region, that part of what makes Pittsburgh such a vibrant city is the various cultures and ethnicities that peacefully co-exist in its neighborhoods and surrounding communities.  The violence and intolerance displayed on Saturday is appalling and has no place in a civilized society.  We stand with the people of Pittsburgh.”


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