Detectives are working all leads as to what led crazed gunman Adam Lanza to kill 26 people, including 20 children on Friday. Police say that Thursday, the day before the shooting, Lanza was involved in an argument with four adults at the school three of whom are now dead. Three days before Lanza attempted to buy a gun from Dick’s Sporting Goods and was not allowed to according to reports. Adam Lanza was found lying dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound inside the school a 223 caliber Bushmaster rifle is believed to be the murder weapon of most of the victims. Lanza’s mother Nancy was a gun collector and was also killed by her son Friday at their residence before he went to Sandy Brook school. Eighteen females, eight males ranging from ages six to 56 are among the dead.
Names and ages are as follows, information provided by the Connecticut State Police:
Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Madeleine F. Hsu, 6 Catherine V. Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse Lewis, 6 James Mattioli, 6 Grace McDonnell, 7 Emilie Parker, 6 Jack Pinto, 6 Noah Pozner, 6 Caroline Previdi, 6 Jessica Rekos, 6 Avielle Richman, 6 Benjamin Wheeler, 6 Allison Wyatt, 6 Rachel Davino, 29 Lauren Russeau, 30 Mary Sherlach, 56 Victoria Soto, 27 Dawn Hocksprung, 47 Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this unspeakable tragedy. Keep checking back for more updates as this story continues to unfold.
News gathered from several news organizations.
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