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Father of the 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who shot his mother to death in their home and then murdered 26 people at an elementary school before killing himself, has just released a statement.

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In a statement, Peter Lanza says:

“Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured,” Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired.”

Peter Lanza, who was divorced from Nancy Lanza, mother to the gunman, lives in Stamford.

SOURCE: NBC Connecticut