Timeline: Connecticut Shooting Latest
POSTED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:00pm
Newtown, CT — Names of victims:
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
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Below is the latest information NC9 is getting from the CNN Wire
9:02 AM Monday: Police will keep Sandy Hook Elementary School "closed indefinitely" until it can be clearned as a crime scene.
8:30 AM Monday: Two adults who were wounded in Friday's school shooting in Connecticut survived, State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance told reporters Monday. The adults "suffered gunshot wounds and are recovering," he said.
7:37 AM Monday: Officials will reopen schools in Newtown, Connecticut, Tuesday, but classes will remain suspended for students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School "until further notice," state police said.
6:55 PM Saturday: Peter Lanza, father of the alleged Connecticut school shooting gunman, released a statement Saturday expressing condolences to the families of victims. "Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can," said the statement, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WFSB.
5:46 PM Saturday: President Obama will travel to Newtown, Connecticut, on Sunday to meet with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the White House said Saturday.
5:20 PM Saturday: Statement
Relatives of the Connecticut school gunman share the nation's grief and struggles "to comprehend the tremendous loss that we all share," according to a statement from James Champion, a police officer and an uncle to alleged gunman Adam Lanza. Champion is also the brother to Nancy Lanza, the gunman's mother. "On behalf of Nancy's mother and siblings, we reach out to the community of Newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of innocence that has affected so many," the statement said, which was read by Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Sheriff Michael Downing.
4:04 PM Saturday: Authorities have released the names of those killed during the Connecticut school massacre. Here is a list of the victims and their ages, as provided by state police: Charlotte, 6; Daniel, 7; Rachel Davino, 29; Olivia, 6; Josephine, 7; Ana, 6; Dylan, 6; Dawn Hocksprung, 47; Madeleine, 6; Catherine, 6; Chase, 7; Jesse, 6; James, 6; Grace, 7; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack, 6; Noah, 6; Caroline, 6; Jessica, 6; Avielle, 6; Lauren Russeau, 30; Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27; Benjamin, 6; Allison, 6.
3:30 PM Saturday: All of the children killed during the Connecticut school massacre were either 6 or 7 years old, according to information released by state police. There were 12 girl victims; eight boys. All of the adults killed were women.
11:30 AM Saturday: Investigators have been told that Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza had some sort of altercation with some people at the school a few days before the killings, according to a law enforcement official. The official did not know the nature of the altercation or who was involved.
8:00 AM Saturday: Adam Lanza, the Connecticut school massacre shooter, tried to buy a gun in the area Tuesday before the shooting, a law enforcement source said. 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.
8:48 PM: President issues Proclamation:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, December 18, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
6:58 Denise Correia says her daughter, a Sandy Hook Elementary second-grader who was not injured, heard the gunshots from the classroom she was in. The girl, while talking about the shooting with Correia, has been mentioning slain principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung "quite a lot."
"I think everyone's coping as best as they possibly can," Correia told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "I'm letting her talk. She's mentioned quite a bit about the principal, who many of us have worked with. I adored her. I worked with her personally with my business. That is one person I know we have lost on a personal level."
Correia said she has heard that her daughter's teacher, when the gunfire started, grabbed two kids from the hallway, put them into her classroom with other students, locked the door and gathered the students to a side of the room away from the gunfire. "She did a very heroic thing," Correia said of the teacher.
"The kids are going to suffer from this," Correia said. "... We lost a lot of babies today in this town, and there are a lot of very sad families."
6:20 One injured victim, a female employee of the school, is "doing well," Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said.
5:58 Authorities are "cautiously optimistic" they will have positive identifications on the victims of Connecticut's elementary school shooting by Saturday, according to Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. He addressed the condition of the one injured victim, saying she was an employee of the school and that she was "doing well."
5:54 Ryan Lanza, the older brother of the suspected gunman in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, was taken into custody for general questioning from a home in Hoboken, New Jersey, according to three law enforcement officials. They did not label him a suspect.
5:30 A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation says the three guns found at the shooting site were legally purchased by Nancy Lanza, the mother of the suspect in the shooting.
According to the law enforcement official, the Glock and Sig Sauer handguns were found inside the school with the deceased gunman. The Bushmaster was found in a car outside the school. The official did not know if the car was registered to the gunman, to his mother or to someone else.
The official echoed what other law enforcement officials have told CNN: That Adam Lanza was the suspected gunman, and that he died at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
5:13 Three U.S. law enforcement officials, from different agencies, separately tonight identified the suspected shooter as Adam Lanza, contrary to what investigators had said previously. It is not clear what caused the confusion among investigators.
His older brother, Ryan, was taken into custody for general questioning from a home in Hoboken, New Jersey. Officials did not label Ryan Lanza as a suspect. It is unclear when he may be released.
One of the officials say Adam’s father was also taken in for similar questioning. There is no indication that the father will be charged. The official noted the father has remarried and lives with his new wife in a residence in the general area of Connecticut not too far from where his ex-wife lived.
5:00 The three weapons found at the scene of Friday's Connecticut elementary school shooting were legally purchased by the suspected gunman's mother, Nancy Lanza, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN. A Glock and Sig Sauer were found inside the school with the deceased gunman, while a Bushmaster rifle was found in a car outside the school, the official said.
4:50 Ryan Lanza, the older brother of the suspected gunman in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, was taken into custody for general questioning from a home in Hoboken, New Jersey, according to three law enforcement officials. They did not label him a suspect.
4:48: Law enforcement officials identified the suspected gunman in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school as Adam Lanza, contrary to what investigators had said previously. It was not clear what caused the confusion among investigators.
4:20 PM: "Evil visited this community today," Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy just told reporters in Newtown. "And it's too early to speak of recovery, but each parent, each sibling, each member of the family has to understand that Connecticut - we're all in this together.
"We'll do whatever we can to overcome this event. We will get through it. But this is a terrible time for this community and these families."
4:13 PM A man on Friday was taken away for questioning from a residence in Hoboken, New Jersey, two law enforcement sources told CNN. He is believed to be the brother of the suspected Connecticut school shooter, according to the sources.
3:30 The suspect in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school was dressed in "black battle fatigues and a military vest," a law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
3:28 A man on Friday was taken away for questioning from a residence in Hoboken, New Jersey, two law enforcement sources told CNN. He is believed to be the brother of the suspected Connecticut school shooter, according to the sources.
3:23 PM The mother of the suspected school shooter was found dead in her son's residence in Newtown, Connecticut, a law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation told CNN. CNN had previously identified the mother as Nancy Lanza, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, according to law enforcement sources.
2:23 PM CNN has learned that Connecticut police have searched the suspected gunman's home and place of employment in the wake of Friday's mass shooting, Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
They have also interviewed his friends, relatives and "everyone who possibly had any connection with him whatsoever," he said.
2:20 PM Connecticut police have searched the suspected gunman's home and place of employment in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, state police Lt. Paul Vance told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. They have also interviewed his friends, relatives and "everyone who possibly had any connection with him whatsoever," he said.
2:09 PM Police did not discharge their weapons at any time when responding to Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. However, he could not confirm whether the suspected shooter -- who died at the scene -- killed himself, saying that would have to be determined by the medical examiner.
1:58 PM A third weapon was found at the scene of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, a law enforcement source told CNN. Officials have now recovered a .223 Bushmaster, a Glock and a Sig Sauer.
1:53 PM The mother of the alleged gunman in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school appeared to be the primary target, a federal law enforcement source told CNN. She was a teacher at the school.
1:48 PM Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school happened in one section of the school, a state police spokesman said.
1:43 PM Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left six adults and 20 children dead, a state police spokesman said. Eighteen students were pronounced dead at the scene, and two others died at the hospital, said Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. The six adults died at the scene. It wasn't clear if that toll included the shooter, who also died.
1:39 PM The perpetrator of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school is dead and so is an individual that the suspect lived with, said Gov. Dannel Malloy. He called the mass shooting "a tragedy of unspeakable terms."
1:30 PM: President Barack Obama wiped away tears and paused to collect himself Friday as he spoke of "beautiful little kids" killed in the Connecticut school shooting, saying: "Our hearts are broken today."