Children Murdered at Sandy Hook Were 6 and 7 Years Old
Murderer: Adam Lanza, killed himself after murdering more than two dozen others, including 20 school children. (Daily Mail)
** Here are photos of the victims.
All of the children murdered yesterday at Sandy Hook Elementary School were aged six and seven. Eight boys and twelve girls were killed in the attack along with six women.
The 20 children killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history were all aged six and seven, according to a list of victims’ names released on Saturday.
The brazen attack, in which a heavily armed 20-year-old gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot his victims multiple times, shattered the quiet, suburban community of Newtown, Connecticut.
The state’s chief medical examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, described the attack that left a total of 28 people dead, including the shooter and his mother, “the worst I have seen.”
…All the shootings he was aware of were committed with a rifle, Carver said.
The dead included eight boys, 12 girls, and six women aged 27 to 56, authorities said.
“All the wounds that I know of at this point were caused by the long weapon,” Carver said.
The list of names released did not include the shooter, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, or his mother, who Carver confirmed was killed nearby.