Monday, December 17, 2012

Sandy Hook shooting victims’ names released

Sandy Hook shooting victims’ names released

Most died at the very start of their lives, just 6 or 7 years old. Others found their life’s work in sheltering them, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the U.S. state of Connecticut, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 children and six adults at the school.
Police released the name and ages of the victims on Saturday.
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
The list does not include Nancy Lanza, 52, the suspect’s mother, or the suspect, Adam Lanza, 20. Globe and Mail
Police knew the names of the victims Friday, but officials said they were pending positive identification by the state medical examiner’s office. Investigators said the gunman fired his weapon at least 100 times. Huffington Post
Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver said Saturday that all 20 of the children killed in the attack were between the ages of six and seven. Twelve were girls and eight were boys. The six adults killed were all women, and according to police, all 26 victims were shot multiple times. Hollywood Reporter
Peter Lanza, the father of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who shot to death his mother in their home and then slaughtered 26 people in an elementary school before killing himself, issued the following statement Saturday:
“Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired.” Huffington Post
Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at the Connecticut elementary school. AP

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