The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 15, 2012
 

World leaders express shock over latest US shooting

 
 

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred 20 small children and six teachers on Friday in the US state of Connecticut, in one of the worst school shootings in history.

UN chief Ban Ki Moon wrote to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to give his "deepest condolences at the shocking murders," a statement said.

"The targeting of children is heinous and unthinkable," he added in condemning the "horrendous" crime.

European Union diplomacy chief Catherine Ashton expressed "shock" at the "tragic shooting."