PITTSBURGH — Sixteen. That’s the number Jan Sciulli remembers. It was the worst 16 minutes of her life.
Her husband was attending the 10 am Saturday Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
It was nearly the same time that police say a 46-year-old man carried three handguns and an assault weapon into the synagogue and began firing, killing 11.
Sciulli tried her husband’s cellphone and he didn’t answer. She never heard from her husband for 16 minutes. “It was a sick feeling,” she recalls.