AG investigates site, with possible Philly connections, used by suspected synagogue shooter

"We in law enforcement are doing everything we can."

Kristen Johanson
October 28, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's Attorney General says he is investigating the social network that was used by the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. 

"My office is intensely reviewing this social media site Gab, that the killer apparently made use of and other white supremacists make use of," said Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Shapiro says he is reviewing the posts by Robert Bowers on Gab.com. One of the posts, just hours before the massacre read, "I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."

"We in law enforcement are doing everything we can, not just to bring this killer to swift justice, but to make sure that going forward there are more legal mechanisms available to hold those accountable who seek to do others harm," Shapiro said.

READ: Feds file charges against suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman

In a government filing in March, Gab.com listed its headquarters location at 19th and Market Streets, in Philadelphia.

After the violence in Pittsburgh, Gab released a statement that read that their company "disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence." The statement would go on to read, "We refuse to be defined by the media’s narratives about Gab and our community. Gab’s mission is very simple: to defend free expression and individual liberty online for all people."