President Obama addressed the nation with an emotional statement following the tragic events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Friday morning.
“Our hearts are broken today,” a tearful President Obama said as he wiped away tears from his eyes.
“The majority of those who died today were children Beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, weddings, kids of their own,” he added.
Obama was overcome with emotion from the shooting during his speech, thinking of his own daughters and all the parents whose lives were changed forever.
“I know that there is not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do,” he added.
Watch his complete statement below.
According to CBS NY, twenty children are among 28 people who were killed Friday morning after a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
State Police Lt. Paul Vance said 18 children and 6 adults were pronounced dead at that scene. Two other children later died at the hospital. One other person was injured, Vance said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of this horrible tragedy.