Catherine Hubbard
The first-grader's parents, Jennifer and Matthew, wrote in a statement: “We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy." 

As the family of Catherine Hubbard, 6, mourns her death in the mass shooting rampage Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, they have released a few words about her – and a photo.

In it, a smiling Hubbard stands with cherry red hair down to her ears and the slight trace of dimples in her cheeks.

“We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy,” her parents, Jennifer and Matthew said in a statement. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from our community that we have received over the past 24 hours.”

In their statement, the parents extend thanks to the first responders at the elementary school, teachers, firefighters, police and other agencies working through the tragedy.