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Connecticut School Shooter

Media May Have ID'd

Wrong Guy

12/14/2012 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1214_school_shooting_AP_articleNumerous TV news outlets and websites are scrambling after they named a man and showed his picture, claiming he was the shooter in the Connecticut school massacre, but it seems they had the wrong guy.

The outlets claimed Ryan Lanza killed at least 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, including at least 20 children.  Some of the outlets also splashed his pic on the screen. 

Problem is ... it looks like Ryan Lanza isn't the shooter.  Someone began posting messages on Ryan's Facebook page denying he's the shooter, even saying "F**k you CNN.  It wasn't me."  FYI ... CNN didn't post the pic -- it was iReportCNN, a user-generated forum.

NBC reported they may have gotten the name wrong because the shooter had an ID in his pocket that made them believe Ryan Lanza was the culprit. 

Law enforcement sources now tell AP the shooter is Ryan's brother, Adam.



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The media did not ID the wrong guy. They had the correct Ryan Lanza but it turns out Ryan's was not the shooter - his brother Adam is the shooter. No word on the whereabouts of the third brother, Peter J Lanza.

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Surfer Gal    

The smartest thing I ever read about gun control was concentrate on controlling the ammo. Since the horse is already out of the gate that seems the best solution to a very tricky problem.

647 days ago


Why show those poor babies when it's about the shooter?

647 days ago

That Pop Life..yeah..    

My heart and prayers hose out to all the children,their families,teachers,staff,the police and first responders.God please have mercy on us,we really need you.AMEN

647 days ago


Correction to my last post! There is no 3rd brother named "Peter" . Peter is the father. Here is the birth certificate for Adam Lanza the shooter

647 days ago

KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

So disgusted with the Media and their misinformation. They wanted to rush to get points for their Media outlet and run with the first rumor... Now they have cause great harm to the innocent brother especially which disgusts me,beings he is being harassed and it will continue to happen,because there plenty of stupid people that will stick to the first name put out there,and not carefully obverse the correct update on the killer,etc,and will go back in their little stubborn world ,and refuse to correct it,and continue to harass the innocent party

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who cares if they got the name wrong or what ever the situation maybe lets not make this about something its not and focus on what it is and that are the children and family victims people are saying sue get a life or how about get a heart first then a life

647 days ago

Rick LaChapelle    

Typica liberal media!

646 days ago


Thats the problem with CNN iReport. Nothing is vetted. All in the name of them trying to get the lead on stories.

646 days ago


TMZ is gutless as usual.

646 days ago


out thoughts and prayers to those victims and their families. nobody deserve this... it's very very sad...

646 days ago


Ryan did it It was him sham on RYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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