First Funerals For Newtown School Shooting Victims Today - New York News

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

First Funerals For Newtown School Shooting Victims Today

Posted: Updated:

The first funerals will be held today for Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, two 6-year-old boys killed in Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Police say the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, had two handguns and an assault rifle on him, as well as a shotgun in the car, and an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of ammunition – enough to kill just about every student in sandy hook elementary school.

Lanza killed 20 children, all ages 6 and 7, as well as six adults at the school.

He also killed his mother at their home before the school rampage.

President Barack Obama is back at the White House this morning after giving an emotional speech in memory of the victims.

At Sunday night's interfaith prayer vigil, the president offered "love and prayers" to the Newtown community.

He read each name of those innocent victims and said later, "Whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide. Whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it. Newtown, you are not alone."

He also said the nation will have to change in the wake of the mass shooting.

With the public memorial over, the focus now turns to the private funerals. There will be 26 of them in Newtown this week, as 26 families face the gut-wrenching heartbreak of saying goodbye, FOX 29'S Omari Fleming reported from Newtown on Monday morning.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man sucker punched in knockout attack

    Man sucker punched in knockout attack

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:00:46 GMT
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, N.J. Police say an assailant attacked three people on the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes.
    The so-called 'knockout game' where a person punches another unsuspecting person has made its way to Hackensack, N.J. Police say an assailant attacked three people on the same day. Surveillance video shows the athletically built suspect punch a man in the face and stroll away. The man fell to the ground. Two other assaults took place within less than 15 minutes.
  • NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:09:22 GMT
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
    Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.  A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys.
  • Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:59:22 GMT
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed the boat's owner in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said. Hogan was reportedly a former NYPD captain.
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed the boat's owner in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said. Hogan was reportedly a former NYPD captain.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices