Adam Lanza: Connecticut School Shooting Suspect Reportedly Killed Both Parents
UPDATE: Subsequent reports corrected earlier news that shooting suspect Adam Lanza killed his father. While police believe that Lanza killed his mother, who was found dead in her home, his father was not killed.
Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old accused Connecticut school shooter, reportedly killed his father in his Hoboken, New Jersey, home before traveling to Newtown, Connecticut and killing his mother and dozens of children.
Though reports are still hazy from police, ABC News noted that one of those dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School was Adam Lanza’s mother. Initial reports had originally focused on Adam’s brother, Ryan, naming him as the suspect.
Police said a heavily armed man burst into the school this morning, armed with four weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was reportedly killed while still in the school.
“The shooter is deceased inside the building,” Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said at a news conference. “The public is not in danger.”
WNBC has reported that Adam Lanza shot and killed his father in Hoboken, New Jersey, and then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School where his mother was the kindergarten teacher. Lanza is reported to have entered the front office at the school where he opened fire, making his way to his mother’s classroom and opening fire, killing her and other students.
A neighbor of Adam Lanza’s parents in Sandy Hook told The Huffington Post that police were searching Lanza’s parents house.
Initial reports said police had arrested a second suspect as well, though no details are available about the person’s identity or possible connection to the Connecticut school shooting.
Along with killing his father and mother, Adam Lanza reportedly killed at least 27 people in the Connecticut school shooting. The Globe and Mail reported that at least 18 of those dead were students, and most of the killings took place inside a kindergarten classroom.