A six year-old boy who formerly lived in Eastleigh has been named as a victim of the most recent American school shooting rampage which has claimed the lives of 20 children, six members of staff, the gunman and the gunman’s mother.
The latest atrocity happened on Friday (December 14) at Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown Connecticut.
The gunman named as Adam Lanza 20, is said to have first murdered his mother before going on to massacre children and staff at the school where his mum had worked before turning the weapon on himself.
The motive is not known.
The young victim whose mother is a US citizen had lived in Eastleigh until two years ago when the family decided to move to the States.
The father, who is understood to have worked for IBM was reported to have been in the town last week ago while finalising the sale of the former family home.
This fresh outrage and senseless waste of young life has shocked America and is bound to stir fresh controversy in the US over crazy gun laws which allow private citizens to own high powered automatic military assault weaponry as a constitutional right.
Lat year 10,728 people died in the USA in fire arm related incidents as opposed to eight in the UK.
Eastleigh News has withheld the name and photographs of the young victim out of respect for the family.
Daily Echo report here