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A law enforcement official says the man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue had a license to carry firearms and legally owned his guns.

The official wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police say Robert Bowers killed eight men and three women in the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday before a tactical police team tracked him down and shot him.

The victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 and included brothers and a husband and wife.

Court papers say Bowers made statements about genocide and killing Jewish people.

Federal prosecutors have charged Bowers with 29 criminal offenses and state authorities have also leveled charges. Bowers is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday. (AP)

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Members of the FBI and others survey the area on Oct. 28, 2018 outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks during a press conference on the mass shooting that killed 11 people and wounded 6 at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on Oct. 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue after yesterday’s deadly shooting in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)


Bob Jones of the FBI walks in front of a memorial on Oct. 28, 2018 outside of the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


An FBI agent stands behind a police cordon outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)ty Images)


Emergency vehicles block off the area around the McAnulty Acres apartment complex as authorities continue their investigation of a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue where multiple people were killed on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 in Baldwin, Pa., a suburb south of Pittsburgh. (Photo: Keith Srakocic/AP)


FBI agents conduct a search of a residence as authorities continue their investigation of a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue where multiple people were killed, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 in Baldwin, Pa., a suburb south of Pittsburgh. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


An Allegheny County Bomb Squad arrives on McAnulty Road to assist ATF and local authorities, along with FBI agents, conduct a search of a residence as authorities continue their investigation of a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue where multiple people were killed, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 in Baldwin, Pa., a suburb south of Pittsburgh. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


From left, Kate Rothstein looks on as Tammy Hepps hugs Simone Rothstein, 16, on the intersection of Shady Avenue and Northumberland Street after multiple people were shot at The Tree of Life Congregation synagogue, Oct, 27, 2018, in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Flowers are left on a sidewalk after a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue at Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 27, 2018. (Photo: Dustin Franz/AFP/Getty Images)


Law enforcement officers secure the scene where multiple people were shot, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. (Photo: Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


From left Cody Murphy, 17 Sabrina Weihrauch, and Amanda Godley, left, all of Pittsburgh, hug after an active shooter situation at Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Stein/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Law enforcement run with a person on a stretcher at the scene where multiple people were shot, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. (Photo: Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Robert Bowers’s Pennsylvania Driver’s License photo. (Photo: PA Dept of Transportation)


Robert Bowers posted this photo on social media, saying, “my glock family”. (Photo: Robert Bowers via social media)


An ambulance departs the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: John Altdorfer/Reuters)


A man holds his head as he is escorted out of the Tree of Life Congregation by police following a shooting at the Pittsburg synagogue, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and her daughter, Simone Rothstein, 16, pray from a prayerbook a block away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Police officers guarding the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting at the synagogue, speak with men in orange vest from a Jewish burial society in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: John Altdorfer/Reuters)


Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people. (Photo:Gene J. Puskar/AP)


SWAT police officers respond after a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: John Altdorfer/Reuters)


Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, flanked by Governor Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, US Senator Robert Casey and Congressman Conor Lamb, describes the gravity of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Police stand guard outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Matt Rourke/AP)


Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Doctor Don Yealy (C) speaks to reporters about injured from a shooting earlier in the day at a Pittsburgh synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Dustin Franz/AFP/Getty Images)


A woman watches the activity a block away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


A security guard stands in the emergency room driveway of Allegeheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Keith Srakocic/AP)


People embrace along the street in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh where a shooter opened fire during services at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Keith Srakocic/AP)


An ambulance arrives at the Tree of Life Synagogue where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP)


Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


President Donald Trump speaks to the media at Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, to before travelling to Indianapolis to speak at the 91st Annual Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)


Police and medical personell gather on the side of Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Photo: Andrew Stein/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


Residents talk to the media near the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)


A SWAT police officer and other first responders respond after a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo: John Altdorfer/Reuters)