Active member of Dor Hadash congregation ID’d by brother as victim of Squirrel Hill shooting |

Active member of Dor Hadash congregation ID’d by brother as victim of Squirrel Hill shooting

Bob Bauder
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Flowers are left near the scene of a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Oct. 27, 2018.

Daniel Leger opens the door every day at the Tree of Life synagogue to get it ready for the day’s services.

On Saturday, as he prepared to lead a service at the Squirrel Hill place of worship, Leger became one of the victims of alleged shooter Robert D. Bowers.

Leger, 70, of Squirrel Hill suffered critical injuries in his chest, his brother, Paul Leger, told the Tribune-Review.

“The doctors are cautiously optimistic,” said Leger, board chairman of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

Daniel Leger, described as a very active member of the Dor Hadash congregation, is a retired nurse and UPMC Chaplain, his brother said.

Paul Leger said his brother was coming out of a second surgery.

“I don’t think it really quite struck home. This is something like on TV,” Paul Leger said.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter @bobbauder.

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