PITTSBURGH | An open door and a massacre: Gunman kills 11 at synagogue

PITTSBURGH | An open door and a massacre: Gunman kills 11 at synagogue

PITTSBURGH— During the week, anyone who wanted to get inside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue had to ring the doorbell and be granted entry by staff because the front door was kept locked. Not so on Saturday — the Jewish Sabbath — when the building was open for worship.

A gunman who had expressed hatred of Jews exploited that vulnerability, so common in so many houses of worship across the country, in a singularly horrific way.

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