"We Are In a State of Disbelief": Shooter's Father

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    Flowers honoring the victims that died a day earlier when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school lay on a bridge near Hawley Pond, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Peter Lanza, the father of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, released a statement Saturday night about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    "Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all of 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, one of the victims of the massacre, lives in Stamford.