There are some things in life that when they or something similar to them happen we are left scratching our heads in disbelief, wondering what would have prompted such an action. Such is the case with the morning shooting at a Connecticut elementary school — a shooting that left 26 people dead, 20 of them children.
And we may never know what would have caused the gunman to open fire in a building full of innocent children who had done nothing to deserve such violence. We may never know because the accused gunman, a 24-year-old man, is among the dead. And even if he had survived and were able to discuss what he did and why he did it, it still might not fully explain in any coherent way his motivations.
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