The 46-year-old suspect was captured alive at the synagogue and is now facing a bevy of charges. He could face the death penalty.
The campaign, called Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims, was started by two Muslim groups on LaunchGood, a Muslim-focused crowdfunding site, to help the victims.
The initial goal of $25,000 was reached after just six hours and has now surpassed its revised goal of $75,000.
“The Muslim-American community extends its hands to help the shooting victims, whether it is the injured victims or the Jewish families who have lost loved ones,” the officials with Celebrate Mercy and MPower Change said on the site.
“We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action,” they said.
The groups are working with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh to distribute the funds, according to the LaunchGood website.