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Search for answers begins after US school massacre

Published on Dec 15, 2012 11:08 PM
 
Messages are written on a board dedicated to the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School displayed at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec 15, 2012. People in the small Connecticut community of Newtown grieved on Saturday over one of the worst mass shootings in US history and police sought answers about what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (REUTERS) - People in the small Connecticut community of Newtown grieved on Saturday over one of the worst mass shootings in United States (US) history and police sought answers about what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children at an elementary school.

The attacker, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, opened fire on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which teaches children aged 5 to 10.

He is suspected of killing 26 people at the school before turning the gun on himself, as well as killing one other person at another nearby site.

Police said the other adult was found dead at a related crime scene in the town.

 
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