Monday, April 8, 2013
Nearly 10,000 guns have been turned in across the state since the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Authorities say the massacre prompted residents to rid their homes of guns.
The doors of two Camden churches swung open shortly after daybreak on Dec. 14, with law enforcement officials inside hoping a two-day cash-for-guns program might help put a dent in the crime rate in one of America’s most violent cities. But just 90 minutes after people began to trickle into the churches, a troubled 20-year-old named Adam Lanza shot his way into an elementary school in a small Connecticut town as idyllic as Camden is gritty. As the scope of the school massacre came into focus that afternoon – 20 children and six adults lie dead – the trickle of people with guns to surrender grew into a stream and, by the following morning, a torrent. Officials collected 1,137 firearms during those two days in Camden, the most successful gun…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, released a statement on Saturday.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
Peter Lanza, the father of 20 year-old Adam Lanza, who is responsible for the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., released the following statement on Saturday, according to the Huffington Post: "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 …
All three area National Football League teams will wear decals in memory of those who were killed at the elementary school shooting.
As details emerge about the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting of 27 people, including 20 children, Newtown residents continue to grapple with the question of motive.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Newtown police say all victims' families have been notified and that officials are not yet releasing the names of the gunman or children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Newtown, Conn., residents reeling from the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at an elementary school on Friday are searching for answers about the gunman’s motive. Police have said that they are “working backwards” to piece together the “why” behind the mass shooting in this town of about 27,000 about 60 miles northeast of New York City. A 12 p.m. Saturday prayer service is scheduled for St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook, a section of Newtown. Newtown Police Lt. George Sinko, the department’s public information officer, told Patch Saturday morning that investigators have no sense of what prompted the gunman to act. “There is no sense of motive at this time,” Sinko said. Though Connecticut State Police have declined to …