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First Funerals For Newtown Shooting Victims Begin
Funerals begin Monday for the 26 victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Police say the 20 first graders and six adults died after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into their school on Friday morning.
Investigators are searching for a motive.
"There are many witnesses that need to be interviewed. We will not stop until we can talk to everyone," Conn. State Police Dept. Lt. Paul Vance said.
People in Newtown say it will take time to recover from this tragedy but they take comfort knowing there were several heroes who saved so many young lives.
President Obama praised their courage at a community vigil Sunday night.
"In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you've looked out for each other, and you've cared for one another," he said.
27-year-old Victoria Soto died shielding some of her first graders from the bullets.
"We heard at one point that they found some people hiding in a closet and all of us said Vicki would never be hiding in a closet. She would be out there protecting those babies."
School officials say the surviving students won't have to return to the Sandy Hook Elementary building anytime soon. They'll attend classes at another location.
Lanza also shot his mother in the head multiple times before heading to the school. Sources say police are looking into their relationship.