Seven years since Sandy Hook shooting

Posted at 10:53 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 11:53:25-05

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT — Saturday marks seven years since one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza opened fire on the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Twenty children, all six and seven year olds, were killed.

Six adults also were murdered, including three teachers, a principal, a therapist and a psychologist.

Lanza shot and killed himself after the rampage.

In 2014, the families of nine of the children killed and one teacher who survived the attack filed a wrongful death suit against Remington, which makes the rifle used in the shooting.

This year, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit can forward.

Remington filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last month, the court declined to take up the case.

Vigils and church services are planned Saturday in Connecticut to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and remember victims of other gun violence incidents.