Puerto Rico family mourns after US school shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 15 at 9:33 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican relatives of one of the 20 children killed at an elementary school in Connecticut say the family of a 6-year-old girl who was shot had just moved to the U.S. two months before the shooting.

The grandmother of Ana Grace Marquez says her family had moved from Canada to Connecticut and enrolled the girl at Sandy Hook Elementary School because of its solid reputation.

Elba Marquez told The Associated Press late Friday that the family had moved because the girl's mother had been hired to teach at a local university.

Elba Marquez's brother, Jorge Marquez, said Ana Grace had a 9-year-old brother who was at the school during the shooting Friday but was not injured.

The family flew from Puerto Rico to Connecticut Saturday for the girl's funeral.

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