Conn. shooting site draws hundreds of visitors

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of people found their way to the Sandy Hook section of Newtown this weekend to share in the community's mourning and come to terms with the school tragedy.

Residents, meanwhile, were seeking to move forward through faith, community and a determination to seize their future. Many have taken advantage of counseling services.

Police say a gunman slaughtered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. They say he also killed his mother and himself.

Mark Burkhart brought his wife and daughter from Wingdale, N.Y., to pay their respects on Sunday. He says they came to grieve, and being in Sandy Hook helps.

Parishioners at religious services in Newtown on Sunday recognized their spiritual leaders for helping them to cope with the shooting deaths.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.