Adam Lanza, Not His Older Brother Ryan, Was The Newtown Shooter, Said To Be Targeting His Mother

Various media outlets were reporting earlier that Ryan Lanza was the shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre this morning. This came as a surprise to Lanza, as he was still very much alive and in New Jersey. It turns out that it was his younger brother Adam Lanza who was the shooter.

The Associated Press is also reporting an official said the suspect’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey. (Note: The story about additional missing persons appears to have been pulled)

Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother dead and targeted her kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., sources said. Sources also told The Post that Lanza’s mother was a teacher at the school and he “had a dispute with her.”

28 people are dead, including 20 children, 8 adults and the shooter (Adam Lanza).

Police in Hoboken, NJ are questioning Lanza’s older brother Ryan, 24, but he is not a suspect. As various media outlets identified him as the shooter earlier today, a friend captured some screen shots of his Facebook updates…

According to CNN, a federal law enforcement source tells John King the shooter arrived and headed directly toward and to his mother’s classroom. Officials believe his mother was the primary target. However, they note he came “armed with clear intention of mass killing.”

According to authorities Adam Lanza’s mother, 52-year-old Nancy Lanza, was a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton. Nancy Lanza and her students were among the victims in the Connecticut school shooting. Lanza’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey. There is confusion about whether Nancy Lanza taught at Sandy Hook. The school has no record of her, but other say she was a substitute teacher. She was not killed at the school, but at the home she shared with her son Adam.

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