I saw this on the news tonight too. I used to live in Pa. not far from the amish community, and it always amazed me how self-sufficient, and peaceful these people were/and are. What a beautiful site to see their horse and buggies, families dressed in black and white, just going about their business.
I suppose this particular man has a problem with children, and particularly girls since he let the boys go and adult men as well. I dont think he has any connection to the amish community, but I suppose more details will come out as time goes by. I hope the 8 people in critical condition survive. Very sad about the young girls he shot and killed.