US shooting victims tribute

A minute's silence has been held across Connecticut for the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Churches then rang their bells 26 times - once for each victim killed exactly a week ago.

Sandy Hook staff member talks of shooting horror

A member of staff from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has spoken of how her life was saved by a fellow staff member as a gunman fired shots at staff and pupils just over a week ago.

In total 27 people - including 20 children - were killed in the shootings. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, attacked the school, then killed himself on December 14.

Becky Vigalla told Reuters she is " very proud to work at Sandy Hook School" and that "so many heroes were there that day."

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Candle-lit vigil held to remember US shooting victims

A candle-lit vigil has been held in Newtown, Connecticut to remember the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings last week.

People attend a candlelight vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut. Credit: REUTERS/ERIC THAYER
A boy takes part in the candle-lit vigil a week after the Sandy Hook school shootings. Credit: REUTERS/ERIC THAYER
People attend a candlelight vigil for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut. Credit: REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

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