That night, Weiss was called to the police station and was assigned to call at the homes of two victims, along with a state trooper and a grief counselor.
He knocked on one door at midnight — that of a husband whose wife had been killed in the shooting — and the next door at 1:30 a.m.
Weiss knew both families well. They belonged to his church.
In all those hours of counseling and comforting, no one asked the priest, “Why?” The question came later, starting on Sunday, and Weiss did not have an answer.
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