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петък, 14 декември 2012 г.

Connecticut gunman first shot the mother

Gunman who killed nearly 30 people in Connecticut, shot his mother at home before heading to the massacre at the school where she taught, DPA reported, citing U.S. media.

After shooting his mother, Adam Lanza got on her car and went to school, where 26 people were killed, including 20 children, before killing himself, said CNN and Fox News said on Thursday.

Reasons for the terrible crime remains unknown. It is assumed, however, that the shooter suffered from a mental disorder. He lived with his mother in Connecticut.

Authorities said Adam Lanza shot in two classrooms, but gave no further details.

European leaders, joining people from across the continent, expressed his horror of yesterday's massacre in elementary school and served most sincere condolences, Reuters reported.

In an open letter to President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande said he was shocked by the incident and expresses deep regret over this act of unspeakable violence that led to so many deaths.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement that "his thoughts are with the wounded and those who have lost their loved ones." "A man breaks his heart to think of those whose children were deprived of life as young age," says Cameron.

On behalf of the European Union condolences to the relatives of the victims, the President and the people of the United States expressed the boss of diplomacy Catherine Ashton and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrote on Twitter: "What a shocking news. Canadians pray for the students and families in Connecticut affected by this senseless violence."

Media in Europe were quick to blame yesterday's mass murder in the U.S. too liberal laws on gun ownership in the U.S.. "If not now, when is it time to put the issue of control over the possession of weapons?" - Wrote in the British newspaper headline "Guardian".

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent a condolence letter to the Governor of Connecticut Dan Malloy to express my deepest dismay of infamous murders. Ban added that his thoughts and prayers were made to the families of the victims and all those who are injured in some way by the horrific crime.

Queen Elizabeth II sent a telegram to President Barack Obama, which emphasized that shocked and saddened by the killing of 26 people at the school in Connecticut. "Prince Philip joins my deepest sympathy to you and the American people in this difficult time," says Queen, who rarely said events outside the Commonwealth stated Thursday.

Yesterday's tragedy revived memories of the massacre in 1996 in the Scottish town of Dunblane when gunman killed 16 children in the gymnasium of the elementary school.

U.S. premiere of Tom Cruise action "Riychar Jack" was postponed because of the bloody drama in Connecticut. Film studio "Paramount Pictures' said a tribute to the families of the victims premiere in Pittsburgh, where the film was shot, will take place.

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