1 Tree of Life victim released, 2 remain hospitalized
A woman injured in the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue has been released from the hospital, according to a tweet from UPMC.
Andrea Wedner, 61, was released from UPMC Presbyterian on Tuesday, according to the tweet. She’d been shot in the arm.
Wedner’s mother, 97-year-old Rose Mallinger, was among the 11 killed in the Oct. 27 shooting.
Daniel Leger, 70, remains hospitalized in stable condition. Leger suffered critical gunshot injuries to his chest, according to his brother, Paul Leger. He has undergone several surgeries.
SWAT operator Timothy Matson is the only police officer still hospitalized. He, too, is in stable condition after being shot seven times by accused gunman Robert Bowers. Bowers opened fire on the third floor of the synagogue as SWAT officers searched for victims.
Three other Pittsburgh officers — two patrolmen and another SWAT operator — were injured by gunfire in the shooting. They have since been released.
Bowers, 46, remains in federal custody. He is facing 44 federal charges, half of which of punishable by death. The Allegheny County District Attorney also filed three dozen charges against Bowers, including 11 counts of homicide.
Bowers pleaded not guilty last week in federal court. He has requested a jury trial.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.