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Young shooting victim 'could light up a room'

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 01:41

Dec. 16 - The father of six-year-old Emilie Parker, who was one of 20 children shot dead by a gunman at a Connecticut school, pays tribute to his daughter. Sarah Charlton reports.

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The community surrounding Sandy Hook Elementary School is struggling to come to terms with tragedy. Victims of Friday's (December 14) shooting have now all been identified - including the 20 young children gunned down. Six-year-old Emilie Parker was among 12 girls and eight boys who lost their lives. Her father, Robbie, says the family are struggling with an incomprehensible loss. SOUNDBITE: ROBBIE PARKER, FATHER OF VICTIM EMILIE PARKER, SAYING (English): "I don't, I don't know, I don't know how to get through something like this. My wife and I don't understand how to process all of this and how to get our lives going. (OVERLAID WITH PHOTO OF EMILIE PARKER AND HER FATHER) "She was just the type of person that could just light up a room. She always had something kind to say about anybody and her love and the strength that she gave us and the example that she showed us is remarkable. She is an incredible person and I'm so blessed to be her dad." Law enforcement officials have identified 20-year-old Adam Lanza as the gunman. A police cordon is in place around the area where he killed his mother Nancy, before heading to the school where he forced his way in. In total, 28 people - including the gunman - lost their lives, making it one of the worst shootings in U.S. history.

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Young shooting victim 'could light up a room'

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 01:41