Connecticut school shooting suspect was son of teacher
WASHINGTON (AP) - The man suspected of killing more than two dozen people at a school in the United States (US) state of Connecticut was an honours student who lived in a prosperous neighbourhood with his mother, a grade-school teacher who liked to host dice games and decorate the house for the holidays.
Adam Lanza killed his mother at their home before driving her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School and - armed with at least two handguns - carried out the massacre before taking his own life, officials said. A third weapon, a .223-caliber rifle, was found in the car, and more guns were found inside the school.
The 20-year-old may have suffered from a personality disorder, law enforcement officials said.
Investigators were trying to learn as much as possible about Lanza but so far, authorities have not spoken publicly of any possible motive. Witnesses said the shooter didn't utter a word.