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Connecticut shooting: Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene are the first child victims named

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The two children named victims of the Newtown school massacre so far are two 6-year-old girls, Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene.

Ana Marquez-Greene and her older brother had attended Linden Christian School nearby, before moving with their parents to Newtown in July and enrolling at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the fall.

Both she and her brother were inside the school when the shooter opened fire, Sun News in Canada reports.

Ana Marquez-Greene’s father is Canadian jazz musician Jimmy Greene.

Grace McDonnell has been described as “utterly adorable” and “full of life”.

She had eyes that were so blue and hair that was so blonde that friends thought she looked like a “little doll”.

But now after she was shot dead in the mass slaying her parents are going through “indescribable” pain.

The two children named victims of the Newtown school massacre so far are two 6-year-old girls, Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene

The two children named victims of the Newtown school massacre so far are two 6-year-old girls, Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene

In another chilling twist Lynn McDonnell, 45, a housewife, and Christopher, 49, a business executive, live in a $500,000 detached home in Sandy Hook, Connecticut that is just one street away from where alleged shooter Adam Lanza lived.


From their front window they can almost see the home where the man who allegedly murdered their daughter is said to have slain his own mother before embarking on the murderous spree.

The only consolation for the McDonnells is that they have another son, Jack, 11, who is alive and well.

Neighbor Dorothy Werden, 49, a stay at home mother, said: “I just choke up when I think about it. Grace was like a little doll. She was utterly adorable.

“I used to see her waiting for the school bus over the road from our house every day.

“She had blonde hair and blue eyes – she was like a little Barbie doll.

“When I saw Lynn and Christopher at the school with Lynn being held up by a nun I knew things were not good. I can’t imagine what they are going through.”

A male neighbor who declined to be named said: “What they are going through is indescribable. We are very close. It’s just awful.”

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