The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short.
The New England Patriots are planning to honor the victims of the Newtown Conn. shooting before Sunday night’s game.
The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.
As investigators start to put the pieces together regarding the events of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the family of Adam Lanza is addressing their own wounds.
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.
Hundreds of people are packing a church and spilling outside in Connecticut to remember the victims of a shooting that killed 26 people at an elementary school.
A gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire inside classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
At least 26 people were killed following a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, according to multiple reports.