Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Took Place in Mr. Rogers’ Real-Life Neighborhood

Among the countless reasons the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue rocked the nation was the fact that it literally took place in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood.Images of Fred Rogers and variations of his heartwarming quotes, reminding people to seek out “the helpers” in times of crisis, often pop up on social media feeds following a national tragedy. But last Saturday, a gunman opened fire among worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. “The most diverse spot in all of western Pennsylvania,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said of the area on TODAY Monday . “People from every part of the world, every religion, quite literally Mr. Rogers neighborhood, where Fred Rogers raised his family two blocks from here, one block over.”

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