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Connecticut School Shooting: What Police Know Now, How You Can Help the Families

Though the gunman's motive remains unclear, some pieces of the timeline, emergency response, and ongoing investigation into Friday's horrifying shooting came into focus Saturday.

The Investigation

As grieving families begin the heartbreaking task of making funeral arrangements for the victims in Newtown, Connecticut, police are analyzing evidence and conducting extensive interviews, in hopes of determining the gunman's possible motive.

Patch has team of reporters in Newtown. Click here for the latest on the investigation.  

How You Can Help

Prayers, expression of sympathy, and offers of support have been pouring into Newtown from around the country and around the world. So how can you help? Newtown Patch is continually updating information on what organizations have set up charities; funds and services to help those who lost loved ones in the shooting. Click here to learn more. 

Local Perspective 

Church services, in many cases, will focus on the tragedy in Newtown as members of the clergy try to provide comfort and some sense of understanding to such a senseless act. The Rev. Dai Morgan, pastor of Living Spirit Ministry-Swissvale United Methodist Church, writes a weekly column for our sister Patch site in Forest Hills. Click here to read his Sunday Reflections: Massacre of the Innocents.    

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