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.