Medical examiner: Connecticut massacre victims shot multiple times
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 01:29
Dec. 15 - A day after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut's medical examiner told reporters, ''This is probably the worst I have seen.'' Sarah Irwin reports
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A day after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, Connecticut's medical examiner said the victims were all shot multiple times.
H. Wayne Carver told reporters 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adult women were killed in the school shooting in Newtown.
SOUNDBITE: H. Wayne Carver, Connecticut medical examiner
"I have been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst I have seen."
The gunmen - identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza - opened fire on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School - before killing himself.
Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance said investigators had "good evidence" on the shooter's motive.
SOUNDBITE: Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance
"Investigators will be able to use in hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred."
A day after the massacre - across the small suburban town, mourners carried flowers, cards and balloons.
Residents gathered at a local Church and - paid tribute to the victims at a makeshift memorial near the school.
SOUNDBITE: Justin Cherry, mourner, Newtown resident
"I am absolutely devastated by it and I feel its probably the least I can do to just come here and pay my respects."
Late Saturday, officials released the names of the 26 victims - all of the children were aged six and seven.
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