Victims in Sandy Hook school shooting identified
Stories of incredible heroism continue to emerge from Sandy Hook Elementary School Saturday night.
Signs are popping up with slogans like hug a teacher and where some residents have been taking their Christmas decorations down, saying they feel guilty doing anything to celebrate this holiday season.
Local officials held a series of briefings Saturday, from them we learned the victims of the Connecticut school massacre ranged in age from 6 to 56. There were 18 female and eight male victims– 20 children; six adults. The children were all ages six or seven.
The suspect’s father, Peter Lanza released a statement Saturday expressing condolences to the families of victims. “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,” said the statement, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WFSB
Police say the scene remains very much active and that it is an ongoing investigation– there are a lot of questions they are still working to answer.
They are also asking for privacy for the survivors and for the families of the victims who are as follows, according to the state police:
Charlotte, 6; Daniel, 7; Rachel Davino, 29; Olivia, 6; Josephine, 7; Ana, 6; Dylan, 6; Dawn Hocksprung, 47; Madeleine, 6; Catherine, 6; Chase, 7; Jesse, 6; James, 6; Grace, 7; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack, 6; Noah, 6; Caroline, 6; Jessica, 6; Avielle, 6; Lauren Russeau, 30; Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27; Benjamin, 6; Allison, 6.