The White House Responds To Tragic Connecticut Shooting

Category: Society / Dec 14, 2012 5:41PM EDT
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Friday (December 14) that he offered thoughts of condolences to those affected by the tragic shooting in Connecticut: "The President recently completed a phone call with FBI Director Mueller as well as a call with the Governor of Connecticut Dan Malloy to receive the latest information on the situation there in Connecticut and to express his condolences and concern for those who have lost loved ones as well as those who were injured.I think it is important on a day like today to view this as I know the President as a father does, and I as a father and others who are parents certainly do, which is to feel enormous sympathy for families that are affected and to do everything we can to support state and local law enforcement and to support those who are enduring what appears to be a very tragic event," Carney said. At least 27 people, including 18 children, were killed in the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. It is one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. State officials have said the gunman was found dead inside the school building.