US school shooting deaths all gunshot wounds



A sign on a post shows support for the victims of a gunman who opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School a day earlier as police officers stand at a road block, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut. AP/Julio Cortez

NEWTOWN, Connecticut — A medical examiner says all the victims of the U.S. school shooting were killed by gunshot wounds.

Dr. H. Wayne Carver told a news conference Saturday the deaths are classified as homicides.

Investigators are trying to learn more about Friday’s massacre of 26 children and adults in Connecticut and about 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza.

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  • charlie_oscar

    I am ashamed how this tragedy demonstrates to the World how far America’s culture has fallen. Every time this happens, we argue the same points on gun control – mental health – school security and so on…We have people more worried about their gun collections…than human life! We do nothing of substance to try to change the factors that make this kind of tragedy possible! How can we put the horses back in the barn after 300 years? – (meaning there are so many guns available in America…there is enough in circulation for every person – 300M to have one.) We have to start somewhere and assault rifles and high-capacity magazines is a start. Regardless, we as a species – not about nationality so much…need to take a real look at where we are heading…On a global scale…it does not look good for the next 200 years.

  • rpcapinpin3

    games and guns a deadly combination

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