On Dec. 15, 2012, authorities released the names of those killed in the rampage that took place during a Connecticut school shooting the day before.
Of the 20 children gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary, 12 of them were girls, while eight were boys. All of the children were ages 6 or 7, reports KABC 7.
Each of the six adults killed were women.
During a news conference Saturday, Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver told reporters he believed all of the children killed were first graders. He also said that each of the victims’ wounds, were caused by one weapon—a semi automatic rifle.
The list of victims released by Connecticut State Police reads as follows:
Charlotte Bacon, Female, 02-22-06
Daniel Barden, Male, 09-25-05
Rachel Davino, Female, 07-17-83
Olivia Engel, Female, 07-18-06
Josephine Gay, Female, 12-11-05
Ana Marquez-Greene, Female, 04-04-06
Dylan Hockley, Male, 03-08-06
Dawn Hockstrung, Female, 06-28-65
Madeleine F. Hsu, Female, 07-10-06
Catherine V. Hubbard, Female, 06-08-06
Chase Kowalski, Male, 10-31-05
Jesse Lewis, Male, 06-30-06
James Mattioli, Male, 03-22-06
Grace McDonnell, Female, 11-04-05
Anne Marie Murphy, Female, 07-25-60
Emilie Parker, Female, 05-12-06
Jack Pinto, Male, 05-06-06
Noah Pozner, Male, 11-20-06
Caroline Previdi, Female, 09-07-06
Jessica Rekos, Female, 05-10-06
Avielle Richman, Female, 10-17-06
Lauren Russeau, Female, 06-?-82
Mary Sherlach, Female, 02-11-56
Victoria Soto, Female, 11-04-85
Benjamin Wheeler, Male, 09-12-06
Allison N. Wyatt, Female, 07-03-06
According to CNN, Adam Lanza, 20, is believed to have entered the school wearing all black, and armed with three firearms, at around 9:41 a.m. After going on a shooting rampage, the gunman then committed suicide at the crime scene.
Lanza’s mother, Nancy Lanza, was found dead in the family home. The suspected gunman apparently killed her, took her car, and drove to the school with three weapons belonging to his mother.
The motive for the shootings remains unknown.
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