The young Puerto Rican girl who reportedly died in the Connecticut school shooting Friday had recently moved from Canada with her family.
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, was one of 20 children, and six adults, killed during a bloody rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Her older brother, Isaiah, was also at the school during the shooting but escaped unharmed, the Toronto Sun is reporting.
The family had moved from Winnipeg, Canada to Connecticut in July, the newspaper reported.
Her father, Jimmy Greene, is a Canadian jazz saxophonist and his wife, Nelba, is a therapist.
Ana's great uncle is a mayor in Puerto Rico.
She was about to turn 7,” Maunabo Mayor Jorge Márquez told El Nuevo Dia in San Juan.
The mayor's sister was Ana’s grandmother.
The maternal grandmother was apparently devastated over the news of the killing.
“This is something so terrible,” he told the daily. “Our family is very close and we’ve been waiting for news all day today. We were hoping she was just injured, but her parents just called us about the news. There is no going back.”
Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as the youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of gunfire reverberating through the building. His mother, Nancy Lanza, was also killed by Lanza, authorities said.
Lanza, armed with two handguns, committed suicide at the school and another person was found dead at a second scene, bringing the toll to 28, authorities said.
Police shed no light on the motive for the attack.
The rampage, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.
Panicked parents looking for their children raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a community of about 27,000 residents 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Schoolchildren — some crying, others looking frightened — were escorted through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.
"Our hearts are broken today," a tearful President Barack Obama, struggling to maintain composure, said at the White House. He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings.
With reporting from The Associated Press.