'Every single round of ammunition' to be studied in Conn.
Peter Doocy reports from Newtown
- Duration 3:50
- Date Dec 17, 2012
Peter Doocy reports from Newtown
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And welcome back folks to a brand new hour of this special edition of America's Newsroom on this Monday morning I'm -- an account.
Good morning Martha I'm Bill Hemmer we -- back live here in Newtown Connecticut.
No look Posner.
Jack Pinto both the six years old know it just turned six.
In late November they will be laid to rest this afternoon funerals now plan.
For 1 o'clock local time here let's -- -- Peter do you see who is live in new town with us as well this morning.
Peter what's the latest.
Martha the latest is that though police are saying local authorities here.
Had no contact with Adam -- -- before Friday so if he has a violent history or any kind of a criminal background the local authorities.
Don't have anything on record.
They did say there are two adult witnesses were recovering right now in the hospital from gunshot wounds.
Their testimony whatever they can say is obviously going to be very helpful and figuring out exactly what happened.
Inside this school as you just heard the Connecticut state police say they've got major crimes detectives working 24 hour shifts they're going to Trace the guns that were used.
All the way back to the assembly line and they're gonna look at every single piece of ammunition that was used.
Hundreds of rounds from multiple.
Every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed every single round of ammunition will be -- -- examined for any kind of physical evidence.
I alluded yesterday to the volume of rounds for example of that fact -- seasonal recover.
Each -- -- will be examined.
And you heard that there are many many witnesses a lot of them are children we're told -- when they are interviewed by authorities their parents are going to be present and that there are those interviews are going to be done.
As possible Martha it's very difficult.
We're watching we just saw some video from last night the president in what has become one of the most difficult duties of the presidency.
Once again had to meet with grieving parents of small children in this situation.
How was his speech and his time in new town last night received by the people their Peter.
It was received really well -- I watched the entire interfaith service at a local restaurant -- about thirty people from the area.
They sat in complete silence for the full hour and a half for so.
And they were very emotional at the end but they seemed hopeful based on the pledge that the president made.
Your new town.
I come to offer the love.
And prayers of a nation.
That mere words cannot match the depths of your -- -- -- -- -- -- wounded hearts.
And Martha the focus here in new town now it's on all the first graders and the educators who lost their lives so early their stories the more that we learn.
Are really heartbreaking but there -- important to tell you've got six year old Charlotte bacon -- Died wearing a pink dress and boots that.
Her mom wanted to keep set aside until the holidays but Charlie kept begging her and begging her and her mom relented and and ended up being the last thing that she wore there's also 29 year old Rachel to Dino who died on Friday.
And her boyfriend was planning to propose a Christmas -- When he had -- spoken with her parents to ask their permission.
To proposed to her on Christmas -- just so many you know lives just cut short.
In the middle of what should have been really happy and positive times for all of them Peter thank you very much Peter DC reporting matters once.