Adam Lanza – Three weapons used were legally purchased by his mother Nancy

The guns used by Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 children today at Sandy Hook Elementary School, were purchased legally by his mother Nancy Lanza, law enforcement officials said.

From NBC News:

The weapons used in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were legally purchased and registered to Nancy Lanza, the mother of the gunman, Adam Lanza, two law enforcement officials told NBC News.

Two 9mm handguns, one made by Glock and the other by Sig Sauer, were recovered inside the school. An AR-15-type rifle also was found at the scene, but there conflicting reports Friday night whether it had been used in the shooting.

Under Connecticut law, people under 21 are prohibited from purchasing or carrying handguns. Lanza was 20.

From CNN:

Police declined to speculate on a motive Friday evening, citing the ongoing investigation. Lanza had no known criminal record, a law enforcement official said.

Three weapons were recovered from the school: a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster found in a car in the school parking lot, and a Glock and a Sig Sauer found with Lanza’s body, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said. The weapons were legally purchased by Lanza’s mother, the official said.

The official said Lanza died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police said that the medical examiner will determine the cause of death for the gunman, though he noted that police never discharged their weapons.

In addition to the killings at Sandy Hook, another adult was found dead at a second location in Newtown, Vance said. A law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation identified that person as Lanza’s mother, Nancy, who was found dead at a Newtown residence. She was a teacher at Sandy Hook, sources said.

Meanwhile, authorities in Hoboken, New Jersey, were questioning Ryan Lanza, the suspect’s older brother, law enforcement sources said, though they did not label him a suspect. Lanza’s father, who lives in Connecticut, was similarly questioned, one of the law enforcement officials said.

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