School shooting Colorado, A total of 26 victims died when the gunman, named as Adam Lanza, 20, began firing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the sleepy New England town of Newtown, Connecticut, 60 miles from New York. Another body was found at his family home.
He used weapons including two handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, and a .233 Bushmaster rifle was found in the back of a car at the school.
Sandy Hook teaches nearly 700 children from kindergarten through to the fourth grade, roughly ages five to 10, and many of the victims were reported to be the youngest pupils. Eighteen of them died at the school and two in hospital.
The gunman walked into his mother Nancy Lanza’s classroom at around 9.30am and opened fire. It was unclear whether she died in the classroom, or earlier at her nearby home.
Police sources said a “mind numbing” number of spent cartridges littered the floor of the school.