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

677 days ago


20 children 6 adults*

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677 days ago


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

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*20 children

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And 6 adults

677 days ago


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

677 days ago


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, are all waaaaay cool for noticing it and bringing it to our attention.

677 days ago


Really tmz??? Get your facts straight!!

677 days ago


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

677 days ago


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!!!

677 days ago


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

677 days ago


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

677 days ago


Chill out even major news sites r reporting different thing BC here in Dallas they r reporting 28 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 prayers go out to all the families ..

677 days ago


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!

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