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Newtown marks anniversary of tragic shooting

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 - 01:23

Dec. 14 - The Newtown community mourns the lives lost when a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School, one year ago today. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Harrowing images America will never forget. And for the residents of Newtown, the emotions are far greater. One year ago today, a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School - killing 20 children and six adults. Bells rang in Newtown to honor those killed... as residents quietly marked the anniversary, requesting media to keep their distance. For many, time has done little to ease the loss. Annette Lobis used to call her grandson Benjamin Wheeler, "Jackson Pollock the Second." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANNETTE LOBIS, BEN WHEELER'S GRANDMOTHER, SAYING: "My daughter and my son-in-law put Ben's paintings together in a book. And they had several made for the family. And I could only look at it one time. They gave it to me a couple months ago. And I'll be ready for it later, but right now I just can't look at it. We're missing him terribly." President Obama and the first lady observed a moment of silence at the White House and lit 26 candles - one for each life lost. In his weekly address, the president called for a renewed push for gun control. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT OBAMA, SAYING: "We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily." The Sandy Hook tragedy was the second deadliest school shooting in American history.

Newtown marks anniversary of tragic shooting

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 - 01:23

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