Adam Lanza may have planned on shooting even more than the 26 people he killed in Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hood Elementary School, police say.
Authorities are piecing together details of Lanza’s actions leading up to the massacre and have found that he had multiple 30-round magazines and hundreds of bullets with him at the school, the Detroit Free Press reported. Police said this indicates that Adam Lanza planned on shooting even more people had police not closed in on him in time. Lanza killed himself when he heard police coming.
The news that Lanza may have had an even bigger massacre planned comes as authorities learn more about his life and obsessions with guns. He and his mother, Nancy Lanza, had a cache of high-powered weapons in the home, and, over the weekend, investigators began fanning out to dozens of gun stores and shooting ranges across Connecticut to find out more about the 20-year-old’s life.
Police said they found no diary or writings from Lanza on why he decided to attack Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults. They also found a hard drive to his personal computer, but it was smashed and data could not be recovered from it, police said.
The quick actions of police officers seemed to certainly curtail the killings, the Daily Mail reported.
“There was a lot of ammo, a lot of clips,” said state police Lt. Paul Vance. “Certainly a lot of lives were potentially saved.”
If Adam Lanza planned on shooting more people, he would have had enough ammunition to kill every person in the school if he hadn’t been stopped in time, police said.