Milwaukee mayor 'heartbroken' by Conn. shooting

Says shootings have become 'all too common'

Published On: Dec 14 2012 10:10:35 PM CST
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he is "heartbroken" by the shooting rampage at a Connecticut school that killed more than two dozen people.

In a statement, Barrett says he has "watched in horror" as mass shootings "have become all too common, including in our own community."

A white supremacist killed a half a dozen people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee before killing himself.

In October, a gunman fatally shot his estranged wife and two other women at a suburban Milwaukee spa before killing himself.

Barrett says as a community and a nation, "We cannot simply move on from today's tragedy." He says, "Too many lives have been taken, too many lives destroyed."