Ban expresses deepest condolences to Connecticut Governor following school shooting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (file photo)

15 December 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the Governor of Connecticut in the United States to express his deepest condolences at the murders which took place on Friday at an elementary school there, according to his spokesperson.

In his correspondence with Governor Dan Malloy, Mr. Ban's spokesperson added late Friday that the United Nations chief said that “the targeting of children is heinous and unthinkable, and extended his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims and with all others traumatized by this horrendous crime.”

On Friday morning, a gunman opened fire at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people – including 20 children – in what has been reported as the second-deadliest school shooting in US history.


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