Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Girl formerly of Winnipeg killed in Connecticut mass shooting

  • Print

A six-year-old girl, the daughter of former University of Manitoba jazz instructor Jimmy Greene, was killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut school today.

Terry Janke, senior pastor for the Whyte Ridge Baptist Community Church, confirmed the news tonight.

Greene's daughter, Ana, in Grade 1, and son, Isaiah, in Grade 3, attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the mass shooting occurred this morning in Newtown.

Isaiah wasn't injured in the shooting.

A vigil was held to remember the little girl, whose family attended the church before moving to the town of Newton, Conn., earlier this year.

"The people who came tonight were all from our church... there were probably 50 or 60 people that were here, and were just comforting each other and praying," said Janke. "Many families were here because they were friends with the little girl that died."

Her father, Jimmy, an accomplished jazz saxophone player, taught at the U of M for three years.

Greene's wife, Nelba Márquez-Greene, a licensed marriage and family therapist, worked the past two years teaching at the University of Winnipeg.

Their daughter and son had attended Linden Christian School in Winnipeg before the family moved to Connecticut where Jimmy Greene is originally from.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Maria Aragon performs new single "Nothing but a Beat"

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • June 25, 2013 - 130625  -  A storm lit up Winnipeg Tuesday, June 25, 2013. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press - lightning

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do high-profile endorsements for political candidates influence your voting decisions?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google