New details are emerging about the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Adam Lanza Kills Mother Nancy Lanza then begins murder spree:
Nancy Lanza, mother of gunman Adam Lanza, was found dead in her Connecticut home. Adam Lanza, shot her in the face, authorities told ABC News. The gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza murdered his mother Nancy Lanza, a former student teacher aide at Sandy Hook Elementary School then drove her car to begin his murderous rampage, according to ABC News. Adam was dressed in all black military style battle fatigues accompanied by two handguns, a Glock, and a Sig Sauer along with a .223-caliber rifle which was found inside of a car in the parking lot.
Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, one person died at another scene (his mother). The dead at the school include 20 children, the schools principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, and other faculty. Many of the shootings took place inside of a kindergarten classroom, sources told the Hartford Courant. It is believed that Adam killed himself although details are not confirmed by law enforcement just how he died. Police officers have reported that no shots were fired on their behalf.
Nancy Lanza legally bought and owned the guns used in the Connecticut school shooting on Friday afternoon, according to NBC News. Marsha Lanza a relative of Nancy told ABCNews that Nancy had purchased guns because she was living alone in a big house.
Ryan Lanza, who was mistakenly identified as the shooter earlier Friday, described his younger brother as having a “personality disorder,” either Asperger’s or a form of autism, According to ABC News. A friend of Adam told CBS News that he was not a trouble maker, and seemed very polite.
Adam’s father, is Peter Lanza, a vice president of taxes for GE Energy Financial Services who lives in Stamford, Connecticut, according to The Stamford Advocate. Reports are that Lanza’s girlfriend was missing as of Friday afternoon.
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Undated Adam Lanza picture from MSNBC.
Adam Lanza Kills Mother Nancy Lanza Then Begins Murderous Rampage At Sandy Hook Elementary.