A crime scene remained, as local residents and the rest of the world wondered how and why someone could commit such an atrocious act.
The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.
He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, a well-liked woman who enjoyed hosting dice games and decorating the house for the holidays.
A gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire inside classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
A boy says a teacher pulled him and another student into a classroom as shots were being fired.
Twenty-six people were killed and one other person was injured in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday.