Newtown gunman had interest in other mass murders

Newtown gunman had interest in other mass murders

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NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 15: Police officers from Newtown and nearby cities block off a road downtown and direct traffic following Friday's mass shooting at nearby Sandy Hook elementary school, December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza was found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 14, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 2:36 AM

(AP) — People close to the investigation tell The Associated Press that the gunman in the Connecticut school massacre showed interest in other mass killings.

Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother at their home before killing 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14. He killed himself as police arrived.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says authorities found literature on other mass shootings at Lanza's house. Another person familiar with the investigation says Lanza showed an interest in other mass murders. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.

A police report is expected around June. State police have declined to comment.

The Hartford Courant and the Hearst Connecticut Media Group first reported Wednesday that Lanza had done research on other mass killings.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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