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Connecticut School Shooting

Cops Moving Closer

to Establishing Motive

12/15/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1215_sandy_hook_school_gettyPolice investigating the horrific mass murder in Connecticut on Friday have uncovered "very good evidence" as they work towards finding a motive for why Adam Lanza opened fire in a public school yesterday, killing 20 children and six adults.

State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said investigators were collecting evidence both at Sandy Hook Elementary School and at the home of Lanza's mother, but would not elaborate on what that evidence was.

He explained, "The detectives will certainly analyze everything and put a complete picture together of the evidence that they did obtain, and we're hopeful that it will paint a complete picture as to how and why this entire unfortunate incidence occurred."

Vance also revealed that Lanza was not simply let into the school, nor did he sneak in undetected -- but rather he "forced his way into the school." He went on to say the investigation would not be completed for a few days.

All of the victims have been identified and authorities will release the list of names later today.

Dan Holmes, Lanza's mother's former landscaper, told reporters that she was a gun enthusiast who took her sons to the shooting range.

He explained, "She took her two sons to the gun ranges quite a bit to practice their aim. She was a really great shot from what she told me. Whenever I finished work and went inside to chit chat, she spoke often about her fascination with firearms. Nancy had an extensive gun collection and she was really quite proud of it."

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Jj12345    

it was 20 children and 6 adults. And it's truly devastating. No motive will ever make it ok!

680 days ago
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xxsicilianxx    

20 children 6 adults*

680 days ago
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Ann    

proofread!

680 days ago
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sugarplumb    

Thrir has been enough false and unconfirmed reports in the media TMZ! Get your **** together it was 20 kids and 6 adults

680 days ago
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OMGEEthatsHER    

*20 children

680 days ago
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OMGEEthatsHER    

And 6 adults

680 days ago
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scoopie    

Motive to have killed his mother? Only a slight possibility. To kill all these little ones? Never.

680 days ago
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Stiletto    

Glad you all caught that mistake and got your panties in a wad...maybe they had something on their mind when they wrote it. But, hey...you are all waaaaay cool for noticing it and bringing it to our attention.

680 days ago
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lovely     

Really tmz??? Get your facts straight!!

680 days ago
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O-Dog2GX    

Somebody's gonna try mental health. Bro's the only one alive, but he can only get accessory at most.

680 days ago
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Oohlala    

Please get youtrfacts straight TMZ! Yout TV show indicates thete are loads of you working in your pffices - honestly, how manu of you are there? Not one of you is available to proof the copy of a tragedy like this? THINK GUYS!!!

680 days ago
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splief    

You guys should stick to the celebrity gossip as you clearly dont have the nack for real sources on real stories..Poor TMZ

680 days ago
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youwantme    

What do Ethiopians and yoko Ono have in common? They both live off dead beatles.

680 days ago
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queenboo    

Chill out even major news sites r reporting different thing BC here in Dallas they r reporting 28 dead...so I'm not sure who to believe I've seen the death count anywhere from 26-28 with all combinations of adults and children ..but yes there were more kids than adults... but this is the most horrendous shooting all those poor little babies..my prayers go out to all the families ..

680 days ago
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highesr1    

Bunch of idiots! I bet they let that stoner stupid surfer looking dude on the show write the entries! Get the facts straight...either that or stick to your national enquire bull$h1t stories. Kids lost their lives...least you retarded phucks can do is honor them correctly!

680 days ago
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