Boston to hold vigil honoring gun violence victims on Sandy Hook anniversary

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Newtown is planning to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre with a moment of silence.

It was Dec. 14, 2012, when Adam Lanza shot his way into the school and killed 20 children and six educators.

Lanza fatally shot his mother before driving to the school, and then killed himself after the rampage.

First Selectman Pat Llodra has asked town employees to refrain from doing any work between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to mark the time when the shootings took place.

Boston will  host a candlelight vigil “in remembrance of the 120,000 victims of gun violence in America,” since the Sandy Hook massacre.

The vigil is part of a nationwide effort to highlight gun violence in America.

Attorney General Maura Healey and other Massachusetts officials will attend the event, which will be held at the First Church at 66 Marlborough Street at 6:15 p.m.

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