Adam Lanza had access to more than three guns, tried to buy a gun himself – Report
Adam Lanza had access to more than the three guns that he brought to Sandy Hook Elementary school yesterday, CNN reports. The guns belonged to his mother Nancy Lanza, but Adam also tried to buy a gun in the area on Tuesday.
Latest updates from CNN:
[Updated at 1:12 p.m. ET] Investigators have been told that Adam Lanza had some sort of altercation with some people at the school a few days before the shooting, a law enforcement official told CNN’s Carol Cratty. The official did not know the nature of the altercation or who was involved in it with Lanza.
[Updated at 11:59 a.m. ET] Adam Lanza tried to buy a gun in the area Tuesday before the shooting, a law enforcement source said, according to CNN’s Susan Candiotti.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it is contacting shooting ranges and gun stores in the area to try to establish whether Lanza sought to purchase guns or practice using them.
[Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET] The gunman had access to more guns than the three found at the elementary school, a law enforcement source told CNN’s Susan Candiotti.
Police recovered three additional guns elsewhere. They are a .45-caliber Henry repeating rifle, a .22-caliber Marlin rifle, and a .30-caliber Enfield rifle, the source said.
[Updated at 10:28 a.m. ET] The victims have been positively identified by the chief state medical examiner, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said in a press conference Saturday morning. The medical examiner is expected to release their names and birth dates in the next few hours.
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