PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of before during their Sunday game to honor the 11 people that were killed in a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning.
Saturday morning 46-year-old Robert Bowers allegedly used four guns, including an AR-15, to kill 11 people and injure six more, including four police officers, at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Before the 1 p.m. kickoff at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, both teams along with thousands of fans paid respect to the 11 people who were murdered and 6 more that were injured, including 4 police officers.
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Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward wore a shirt that had a red heart with the word Pittsburgh written in it.
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Following the game, several players and coach Tomlin talked about the shooting.
Defensive end Cam Heyward lived in Squirrel Hill and says it hit home for a lot of people.
“This is a tight knit community, a tight knit city. When you think about innocent people that have nothing to do, it’s just horrible,” Heyward said.
“Innocent people shouldn’t have to suffer for that,” Heyward said. “Pittsburgh is a community that heals, and we’ll work together to come out on top.”
Coach Tomlin lives in the Squirrel Hill community.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of yesterday’s shooting, the Squirrel Hill community, words cannot express how we feel as members of this community,” Tomlin said.
Our city. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tLKIHliz6l
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018
Sports teams in Pittsburgh posted to social media immediately after the shooting expressing their support for the city.