Dec 15th Updates
The MSM is now saying that “the gunman was unusually accurate in his fire” [Link]
10:35 a.m.All of the victims in Friday’s mass school shooting have been identified, and a list of names will be released within hours, according the Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance.
10:28 a.m.Vance also said investigators might have discovered 20-year-old Adam Lanza’s motive for killing 26 people — 20 children, six children — Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday.
Dec 14th Updates [Link]
10:25 p.m. Five people believed to have been interviewed by Hoboken police in connection with the Connecticut school shooting were escorted by authorities out of police headquarters to avoid media, the Jersey Journal reports. It’s believed Ryan Lanza, brother of the alleged gunman, and his female roommate were interviewed, the report said.
10:13 p.m. On MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow reports authorities said gunman Adam Lanza had hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
7:20 p.m. Yahoo! is reporting that Pope Benedict has reached out to families of the shooting victims.
7:15 p.m. Here is a link to video of Connecticut State Police’s latest briefing to the media earlier this evening.
7:06 p.m. A second adult victim in the shooting has been identified as Sandy Hook Elementary School psychologist Mary Sherlach, according to Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
6:59 p.m. An official tells CNN that Adam Lanza died inside the elementary school of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
6:56 p.m. Hartford Courant reporter Dave Altimari tweets that police originally identified Hoboken resident Ryan Lanza as the shooter because his identification was found on his brother’s body.
6:47 p.m. According to TV station WFSB, Connecticut State Police have assigned one trooper to each family that lost a loved one in today’s shooting.
6:42 p.m. Advocates of gun control legislation have gathered outside the White House for a demonstration, documented in this video by the Associated Press.
6:39 p.m. A Newtown Catholic church will hold a vigil at 7 p.m. to remember today’s victims.
6:36 p.m. NBC News is tweeting that the guns used in the shooting were registered to Adam Lanza’s mother, who was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
6:32 p.m. The Advocate of Stamford, Conn. reports that the shooter’s father is a city resident, and learned about his son’s involvement from the media.
6:29 p.m. Hoboken Patch reports that Ryan Lanza is “in shock” after losing his mother and younger brother, as well as incorrectly being named the shooter earlier today.
6:23 p.m. Executives at ESPN, located in nearby Bristol, Conn. have instructed all employees to stop tweeting about sports or using the word “shooter” until Sunday, according to Deadspin.
6:21 p.m. Yahoo blog The Lookout reports that a Newtown mental health clinic will open both Saturday and Sunday to help grieving families and other residents affected by the tragedy.
6:14 p.m. Details of the shooting are still trickling out, but no light has been shed on a possible motive, The AP reports.
6:07 p.m. The Associated Press is now reporting that Ryan Lanza is not believed to have any connection to the shootings.
UPDATE: Dec 14th 6pm – Another person connected to the suspect was found dead at a house in Newtown, bringing the death toll to 28. [Link]
A person was detained in the woods near the school wearing camouflage pants, CBS reported. (Another source claimed this person said: “It wasn’t me” when he was arrested by police)
Description of the killer: He wore all black and carried two handguns plus a .223-caliber rifle. He may have been developmentally disabled?
This is one worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The holiday season tragedy was the second shooting rampage in the United States this week and was certain to revive a debate about U.S. gun laws. This is the perfect chance to help Obama take control of our guns with the UN!
When this story was first released they claimed the shooter was Adam Lanza but now they are saying that Ryan; his brother is the shooter. As of 4pm the police weren’t sure if the killer, was really Adam or Ryan. Only because he ‘stole’ the ID?
Here is a screenshot of his brothers Facebook claiming it wasn’t him and seems like he had no idea his brother planned this event. (I also want to add that on the radio, they were looking at the suspects profile and one minute later the page disappeared and a ‘new’ page popped up..) Screenshot:
At least 27, with 18 children shot dead at Connecticut school: report
A heavily armed gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children, police said, in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The gunman – who according to a media report carried four weapons and wore a bullet-proof vest – was dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, state police Lieutenant Paul Vance told a news conference.
Vance said authorities found 18 children and seven adults, including the gunman, dead at the school, and two children were pronounced dead later at a hospital. Another adult was found dead at a related crime scene in Newtown, he said, bringing the toll to 28.
The New York Times reported that the gunman, believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher, shot his mother and then 18 students in the room before shooting five other adults and killing himself. “Our hearts are broken today,” President Barack Obama said in an emotional televised address to the nation.
Chaos struck as children gathered in their classrooms for morning meetings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, a city of about 27,000 in northern Fairfield County, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 miles northeast of New York City. The holiday season tragedy was the second shooting rampage in the United States this week and the latest in a series of mass killings this year, and was certain to revive a debate about U.S. gun laws.
Obama, wiping away tears and pausing to collect his emotions, mourned the “beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old” who were killed. “As a country we have been through this too many times,” Obama said, ticking off a list of recent shootings.
Connecticut shooting suspect drove to mother’s school (4pm Dec 14th)
The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official said Friday. A second law enforcement official says the boy’s mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. Adam Lanza’s older brother, Ryan, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police, said the first official. Earlier, a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers’ first names.
Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation. The first official said Adam Lanza is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the second official, the suspect drove to the scene of the shootings in his mother’s car. Three guns were found at the scene — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols — and a .223-caliber rifle. The rifle was recovered from the back of a car at the school. The two pistols were recovered from inside the school.
The official also said Lanza’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey. Meanwhile, former Jersey Journal staff writer Brett Wilshe said he has spoken with Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, who told Wilshe the shooter may have had Ryan Lanza’s identification.
Photo Of Suspects Brother’s Apartment (Police were questioning roommates at the scene. Also, law enforcement officials were seen setting up a “robot,” which may be used to check for explosives inside a location.)
Hoboken resident describes man returning to alleged Connecticut shooter’s brother’s home: ‘I didn’t shoot anybody’
A man believed to be the brother of the Newtown, Conn., shooter returned to his Hoboken apartment this afternoon and saw cops outside, a witness tells The Jersey Journal. The man, believed to be Ryan Lanza, put his hands over his head and said, “I have no weapons. I didn’t shoot anybody,” the witness said.
The witness was watching the scene unfold from 13th and Clinton streets, less than a block from Ryan Lanza’s 13th and Grand streets apartment. It had initially been believed that Ryan Lanza was the suspected mass murderer, but officials have since said it was his brother, Adam.
Ryan Lanza’s name and residence had been broadcast nationally. He had posted on his Facebook page that it wasn’t he. A friend of his who is a former Jersey Journal staff writer told the Journal that he had spoken with him and that he wasn’t involved but believed his parents were dead.
Photos of Ryan Lanza: Where did his brothers facebook go?
and why so many black vehicles? (More updates to come)
UPDATE Dec 14th 9:40PM: Did The Killer Post on 4Chan at 12/12/12? Look at this image: