Saturday, 15 December 2012
Tragic News, 20 Children Killed in The Connecticut Massacre
I do not watch CNN as much as most people I know, but I woke up at about 5am and for some odd reason, I found myself doing so this morning and this was the news I had to deal with. A really sad event, that got even president Obama crying on TV. I started this morning crying, not exactly how I planned my saturday.
Children between ages of 5 and 10, whose folks must have done their Christmas shopping were cut short at such an early age. Just because some insane, 20 year old guy got his hands on his mum's guns and went crazy with it.
Adam Lanza, who has been described as a bit of a loner, and not so sociable was said to have stormed Sandy Hook elementary, opened fire and killed 20 kids and about 7 adults, including the school principal.
No one knows why he killed his mother and rushed off to this school, and killed all this people before killing himself. We just pray the souls of these departed REST IN PEACE and may their familes be comforted
Below is how BBC reports it:
A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut, police say.
The gunman, who also died, has not been formally identified by police.
But officials told US media that the killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, was a 20-year-old son of a teacher at the school. He is thought to have killed her before the attack.
It is one of the worst-ever US school shootings, with a toll close to the 32 who died at Virginia Tech in 2007.
Early reports named 24-year-old Ryan Lanza as the gunman, but anonymous officials later said his brother Adam, 20, was the suspect.
He is believed to have killed their mother, Nancy Lanza, at their home before heading to the school where she worked.
Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, New Jersey, was being questioned by police, US media reported, but has not been named as a suspect.
Now people are seriously talking and advocating for gun control, as these mass shootings are getting too frequent in the US.
There was a similar incident in China about a week ago, a man went into an elementary school and injured about 22 kids with a knife!
Really what is going on in today's society, this is insane!