Connecticut School Shooting Vigil, Obama Visits

By: Tory Dunnan
By: Tory Dunnan

An interfaith prayer vigil just wrapped up in Newtown, Connecticut.

More than 2000 people packed the high school to hear President Obama offer words of comfort and condolences on behalf of the entire country.

The lord is my sheppard. I shall not want

And 26 candles...for the 26 lives lost.

In Newtown, Connecticut Sunday night, more than two thousand people gathered to grieve and to mourn.

After meeting with the families of those gunned down inside sandy hook elementary school, president Obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime.

I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, I can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief.

Outside the high school and around Newtown, there are memorials.

Candles, teddy bears and momentous were left by people who traveled many miles to pay their respects.

To let everyone know our hearts are with them, we're thinking of them.

Twenty children, 12 girls and 8 boys, all six and seven years old...were killed inside the school, along with six adult women.

Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza blasted his way into the building with a high-powered rifle and fired hundreds of bullets in a rampage that claimed the lives of students, teachers and the principal.

He then killed himself.

Lanza's mother Nancy was found dead in their home.

Investigators continue to comb both crime scenes for answers.

While Newtown struggles to move forward, the president issued a call to action.

We can’t tolerate this anymore.

These tragedies must end.

We must change we will be told that the causes are complex and that is true no single law no set of laws can eliminate evil and prevent acts of violence but that cant be an excuse for inaction.

This town still has a lot of mourning to do.

In fact, funeral services begin as early as Monday.


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