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Connecticut in shock after school shooting

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 - 01:40

Dec. 14 - Residents in Connecticut try to come to terms with news of a massacre at a school in Newtown that left 20 young schoolchildren and eight adults others dead. Sarah Charlton reports.

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The community of Newtown is in shock after a gunman stormed a school here on Friday (December 14), committing one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history. At least 26 people were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School before the shooter turned the gun on himself. Twenty schoolchildren are among the dead. SOUNDBITE: JANICE MARKEY, NEWTOWN RESIDENT, SAYING (English): "My best friend Shannon's child is missing. The two that they took to the hospital are dead and you can pretty much assume the ones in the school are dead. Everybody that is in the school is dead." Law enforcement sources have identified the gunman as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Along with those killed at the school, another adult was also found dead at a related crime scene, bringing the death toll to 28. SOUNDBITE: PETER ALPI, NEWTOWN RESIDENT, SAYING (English): "This town is 300 years old and this is probably the worst day in the history of this town. It's hard to believe anything like this could happen in this town. It's horrible that such evil exists in the United States and in Sandy Hook in particular. That's the nature of the world we live in, I guess." President Barack Obama mourned the victims in an emotional address to the nation. He called on "meaningful action" to prevent further tragedy.

Connecticut in shock after school shooting

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 - 01:40

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