Newtown CT Shooting

12:58pm

Sun December 16, 2012
The Two-Way

In Newtown's Tragedy, Futures Cut Short And Families Left With Voids

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 12:17 pm

On a hillside in Newtown, Conn., art teacher Eric Mueller sets up wooden angels in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Details about the lives of the slain are showing the depths of the community's loss.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

A day after the names of children and educators killed by a gunman at a Connecticut elementary school were released by law enforcement officials, details about the victims and their lives are emerging. In the wake of Friday's depraved attack in which 20 students and 6 adults were murdered, family members and friends have made public statements about their loss. And some have chosen to mourn in private.

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7:21am

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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5:55am

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.
AP

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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4:42am

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.

4:42am

Sun December 16, 2012
Remembrances

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

Her name was Emilie Parker. Six years old. Long, flowing blond hair, piercing blue eyes and a sweet smile. Emilie was one of the 20 children killed on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As we learn the names of the victims, we're also learning their stories.

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