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Newtown, CT - Gunman's Father Speaks Of Sympathy, Heartbreak

Published on: December 15, 2012 08:08 PM
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This 2005 photo provided by neighbor Barbara Frey and verified by Richard Novia, shows Adam Lanza. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. Novia was the school district's former head of security and he advised the school technology club that Adam and his older brother belonged to. (AP Photo/Barbara Frey)This 2005 photo provided by neighbor Barbara Frey and verified by Richard Novia, shows Adam Lanza. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. Novia was the school district's former head of security and he advised the school technology club that Adam and his older brother belonged to. (AP Photo/Barbara Frey)

Newtown, CT - The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.

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Peter Lanza says in a statement released late Saturday that “our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy.”

Investigators are trying to learn more about Lanza’s son, 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza, who gunned down 26 people including 20 children at a Newtown elementary school. They’ve questioned his older brother, who’s not believed to have been involved in the rampage.

Peter Lanza says “no words can truly express how heartbroken we are” and that relatives are “in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can.”


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 Dec 15, 2012 at 10:28 PM monalisa Says:

I thought HE was dead as well. That's what WABC was saying before Shabbos. So many rumors, we probably will never know the truth, not that it changes anything.

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM Anonymous Says:

The father is a highly respected tax-advantaged financing expert at General Electric who does work on renewable energy projects. I cannot imagine the guilt he must feel about this tragedy.

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