Newtown CT Shooting


Sun December 16, 2012
The Two-Way

School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 4:26 am

A makeshift memorial was set up near the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday.
Mike Segar Reuters/Landov

Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.

The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.

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Sun December 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Adam Lanza: What We Know

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 7:44 am

A photo of Adam Lanza from a Newtown High School yearbook.

In the confusion and panicked swirl of information after Friday morning's shootings in a Connecticut elementary school, one question stood out: Who could do such a thing? By the end of the day, authorities had a name, but the answer to the question was still far from clear — and remains so.

Law enforcement sources eventually said the shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, but only after mistakenly identifying the gunman as Lanza's older brother.

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Sun December 16, 2012
Around the Nation

In Shooting Aftermath, Community Continues Seeking Answers

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 7:11 am

Sunday doesn't begin easily for people in Newtown, Conn. People are still grappling and trying to understand why someone would shoot and kill 20 children and five employees at an elementary school. Authorities are still piecing together what happened as community members begin to grieve.


Sun December 16, 2012

A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 2:07 pm

Emilie Parker, 6, was killed Dec. 14 in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Courtesy of the family


Sat December 15, 2012
Shootings In Newtown, Conn.

Newtown Father Gives Tearful Tribute To His Daughter



This evening in Newtown, Connecticut, Robbie Parker, the father of 6-year-old Emilie Parker who was killed in yesterday's shooting spoke publicly about the tragedy.

ROBBIE PARKER: It's a horrific tragedy. And we want everybody to know that our hearts and our prayers go out to them. This includes the family of the shooter. I can imagine how hard this experience must be for you, and I want you to know that our family and our love and our support goes out to you as well.

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