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HRC statement: ‘We mourn today’s horrific tragedy’ in Newtown, Conn.

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

Chad Griffin

“The entire HRC family mourns today’s horrific tragedy in Newtown. We extend condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims as well as to the entire state of Connecticut which is still reeling from this senseless act violence. We note with sadness that it was less than a week since two innocent lives were lost at a mall in Oregon, and we offer our well-wishes and support to law enforcement officials investigating these truly heinous crimes.”

Earlier today, at least one gunman attacked the suburban Connecticut elementary school, killing at least two dozen people, including 18 children, according to law enforcement officials.

The gunman was reported to be in his early 20s and was the father or another relative of one of the children. He was found dead at the scene shortly after the rampage.

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