Children in Connecticut rampage were six, seven; shot multiple times
The 20 children killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history were all aged six and seven, according to a list of victims' names released on Saturday.
The brazen attack, in which a heavily armed 20-year-old gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot his victims multiple times, shattered the quiet, suburban community of Newtown, Connecticut.
The state's chief medical examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, described the attack that left a total of 28 people dead, including the shooter and his mother, "the worst I have seen."
Connecticut survivors to attend school in neighbouring town
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - The children who survived Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will not have to return to the scene of the massacre and will attend classes in a neighbouring Connecticut town when school reopens, officials said on Sunday.
It remains unclear when Sandy Hook's 436 surviving students will return to class, but when they do, it will be in an unused school about 7 miles (11 km) to the south in Monroe, Newtown School Superintendent Janet Robinson said.