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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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Honeydip    

I can't believe the people at TMZ do not proofread their story before the public sees it.

573 days ago
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jeannie    

The sick basserd had the guts to go and shoot defenseless babies but didn't stand to face the after math..I call him a COWARD.

573 days ago
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no aspi    

Maybe we need a registry for people with Aspergers or personalty disorders like sex offenders so that people can better protect themselves or be aware of what these people are doing.

573 days ago
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gato2589    

The article I'm reading says 20 children. Plus the misinformation has been reported by a lot of major news networks. People need to relax. It was a horrendous and cowardly act but bashing TMZ isn't gonna do anything positive. Pray for all the families who lost a loved one should be your main focus.

573 days ago
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tired of hearing about them    

I can't believe so many people are grinding on a typo when there are 27 innocent people dead. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed. My prayers also go out to the children that survived and now have to live with what they saw and heard. No child should have to live with that.

573 days ago
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Ace    

Where was your god?

573 days ago
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tunusada    

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573 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

One motive is simply attention seeking.
Todays society indoctrinates kids from an early age to desire fame and even expect it.
Only a few fortunate or talented kids achieve public renown legitimately. The majority don't stand a chance. The only way they can be noticed is to commit such acts as these.
This guy has achieved his goal. His name has been splashed around the world since yesterday. Soon there will be programs discussing his childhood, his mental conditions and his environment. In a few years they will probably make a feature film about him.
Maybe, If the media resisted the temptation to demonise this guy and instead refused to report his identity, things would improve in the future.

573 days ago
24.

Trixilee    

"Unfortunate incident." Wow.

573 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Here's the scoup... Mass Murderer: Another white guy, genius, brilliant. Justifiable excuse: Personality Disorder.

572 days ago
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Uk    

RIP to all involved this is sooooo sad having children myself I cannot comprehend what the parents are going through not to mention the families of the teachers.

572 days ago
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Uk    

I was just wondering do schools in America especially primary school not have tough security measures to get in. At my sons school I have to go through 2 security doors and only allowed in when staff have seen us and are certain who we are. Just wondering

572 days ago
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MichelleFlood    

OMG mY heart goes out to allthe familys that lost a child, a brother, a, mother a, brother a, siater, and so On i cAnt even saY i know what they are going thru.. im praYing for all that hAve lost a loved one in that terrible moment soo sad.

572 days ago
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dierdre    

The saddest thing was not only these poor innocent kids were killed, but the BASTARD who killed them was also a COWARD> I HOPE HE'S BURNING IN HELL...

572 days ago
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tleeg    

Hey TMZ...stop trying to be CNN and report real news. Stick to what you sleezebags know best....likw gossip and tabloid crap. Let the real news medias report real news.

572 days ago
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