Connecticut school gunman shot mother multiple times, autopsy finds

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NewtonNEWTOWN, Conn. — School shooter Adam Lanza killed his mother with “multiple” shots to her head and killed himself with a single shot to his head, according to a coroner’s report released Sunday.

After killing his mother in the home they shared, Lanza, 20, drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he opened fire in two classrooms Friday morning, killing 20 children and six adults. He then turned the gun on himself.

The autopsy reports were released by Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who said earlier that all the children had been shot multiple times.

Officials have not identified the make of Lanza’s weapon, which Carver has described only as a “long gun.”

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  • Ashley

    Look it is very traffic as to what happens but the gunman is dead quit giving him the far he doesn’t deserve. He will never be charged for his mothers and others death. Drop the damn subject.

  • Citizen98107

    This painful story won't go away for a long time. People want to know what caused this young man to lose his mind and commit such horror.

  • Nohemi

    My heart goes to all those families who lost their children… I can't imagine as a mother going through this kind of tragedy… All we can do is pray for mercy every single day for those who surround us and our families and protect one another, whether we're neighbors, friends or co-workers…. God bless you all….

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