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Father Of Suspected Sandy Hook Shooter Releases "Heartbroken" Statement As Victims Are Formally Identified.

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As the country still struggles to understand and make sense of the monstrous, unspeakable Sandy Hook Elementary School school shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning, the father and extended family of suspected shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, have broken their silence.

Peter Lanza said in a statement:

"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."

Meanwhile, the family of Nancy Lanza, who was also found killed at another location and divorced her husband in 2009, continued:

"The family of Nancy Lanza share the grief of a community and a nation as we struggle to comprehend the tremendous loss that we all share. Our hearts and prayers are with those who share in this loss. On behalf of Nancy’s mother and siblings we reach out to the community of Newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound loss of innocence that has affected so many."

Both Peter and Adam's older brother, Ryan - who was originally misidentified as the man responsible - have both been questioned by the FBI but at this point, are not considered suspects.

While authorities have informed the public that their investigators have found "very good evidence … as to how, and more importantly, why, this occurred," no further details have been released.

However, according to Nancy Lanza's neighbor, Dan Holmes, the first victim was an avid gun collector who was not only proud to own and have weapons registered in her name, but in the months leading up to the tragic, pointless events of Friday, often brought her children to several firing ranges to teach them how to shoot.

Sadly, these were the weapons that ultimately took the lives of 26 individuals, all of whom have now been identified.

Take a moment and pray for their souls, as well as their friends, family, and loved ones still struggling to come to grips with the profound, unspeakable tragedy that will hang heavily in all our hearts for a long time to come…AFTER THE JUMP.

[Image via AP Images.]

Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hocksprung, 47

Madeline Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

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21 comments to “Father Of Suspected Sandy Hook Shooter Releases "Heartbroken" Statement As Victims Are Formally Identified.”

  1. Sparkler says – reply to this


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    Please do not confuse the ability of someone knowing how to use a gun to mean that they'll commit a horrific crime.

  2. boston61 says – reply to this


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    If Peter Lanza did not abandon his crazy wife and crazy son all these people would most likly still be alive. We can thank all Republicans for the woman being legally allowed to own an arsenal of weapons for her killer son to use.



  3. 3

    Pray to whom exactly ?
    To a God who permitted this whole thing ?
    Ah !!
    God does not exist.
    No other proof needed.

  4. heather says – reply to this


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    In tears after reading the victims name and seeing their age next to it :( 6 years old, 7 years old :( Now is not the time to blame republicans no one made this man fire a gun he chose to himself. Most people who own guns don't go on a shooting spree.

  5. shay says – reply to this


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    When will people realize, that guns do not kill people .. people kill people! What, should we start banning all sharp things, chemicals etc too? Because those things can be easily access but, it would take a psychopath to carry out the plan. Had one of those teachers had access to a gun, many lives could've been saved. People argue well, then innocent people still get in the crossfire .. well then 1 is better than 20 isn't it? Yes, I agree that there should be some gun control but don't take away the rights of those who are using it for the right purpose. It's a sad world that we live in but the media doesn't help either people there will be copycats. Thoughts and prayers to those who have lost their lives.

  6. hmmm says – reply to this


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    Sadly the children died instead of a bunch of Hollywood elitists who promote this type of mindless violence.

  7. boston61 says – reply to this


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    Re: hmmm

    Um no. Rush Fat A*s Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox News, Liar Romney and all the other Republican propagandists are to blame for this carnage.



  8. 8

    Only assholes focus on their guns at times like this.

    I'm a gun owner, believe in the 2nd Amendment, but when I see people value their guns above those children….



  9. 9

    If you think Steve`s story is impressive,, 1 weak-ago my cousin's step-mum also broght in $8466 just sitting there in their apartment and the're buddy's mother-in-law`s neighbour has been doing this for 10-months and easily made over $8466 in their spare time from there laptop. follow the advice on this address… Ask22.com



  10. 10

    "but in the months leading up to the tragic, pointless events of Friday, often brought her children to several firing ranges to teach them how to shoot"
    ===========
    What children? Adam was 20 and his older brother is 25. In another story Adam's brother said he hasn't seen his brother since 2010.
    Good Lord, this is gossip at grand scale; no facts, just random thoughts from people who probably didn't know them well enough to even send a Christmas card!



  11. 11

    There is only one use for a gun, and that is to kill. No one needs assault weapons unless you are in a combat situation. America needs to regulated and amend their gun laws.

  12. fancypants66 says – reply to this


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    Re: boston61 – You are truly fucked up if you think Republicans are to blame for this senseless tragedy. Pull your head out of the toilet and grow up. People kill people dumbass.

  13. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Re: boston61 – No boston, thank our Founding Fathers, the Republican Party did not exist in those days. Do not even think about taking my guns away. I sold most of them, but keep one for protection and do not have children in the house to worry about.

  14. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Re: dakotagoyo978 – Do not post your darn spam on a sad story like this, you mindless jerk. Your probably from India.

  15. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Perez, thank you for paying tribute to the victims by posting their names, I had not seen this elsewhere.

  16. boston61 says – reply to this


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    Re: fancypants66

    You need to learn more about what you are voting for when you vote Republican. You are voting against what is best for 95% of Americans.



  17. 17

    I think mental health needs to be addressed. RIP to all the victims and my hearts go out to all the family members who have lost their loved ones.

  18. Oasis says – reply to this


    18

    Too many television programs and movies are giving these murderers ideas. Who in their right mind kills an innocent child? Who in their right mind kills anybody? God must be so disgusted with humanity.



  19. 19

    Please stop mentioning the murderer's name.



  20. 20

    The only person to blame for this is Adam Lanza. Period.

  21. some random guy says – reply to this


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    Re: littleme87 – it is actually illegal to change it. And also hmm lets think about this for a second. Lets say that USA were to change gun laws. So no guns…..Who would have them? THE MILITARY/gov. If i were to start marshall law. U have no choice but to listen to the orders givin or u can just be an example for the rest that try to take a rock to a bullet fight. Peter had no control of what happen they where divorced it happens. The mom , not her fault. Adam on the other hand was an adult a growm a$$ man that had serious problems. He looked "special" from his picture r was on some serious drugs. Im not going to say that the kids r in my prays. Yet I will say that I am very sorry for each and everyones lost and things like this are horrible yet can not be stopped. And any one that kills is a coward hopefully u cone back to life as my grass