Gunman’s Father Peter Lanza In Hiding Since News of Shooting Broke

Peter Lanza, the father of the twenty-year-old gunman Adam Lanza and his wife Shelley Cudiner have reportedly fled their residence and have not returned since the massacre.  Sources close to the family say that they are ‘struggling to make sense’ of how shy 20-year-old turned into child killer.

Neighbors of the couple say that they left their Stamford, Connecticut, home when they heard about the shooting…However, they released the following statement.   “Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired.”

Peter and  the gunman’s mother Nancy Lanza  filed for divorce on November 24, 2008.  The divorce was final in September 2009.

 According to divorce documents…financial woes contributed to problems within the marriage and family.

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