Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Victims Released

Newtown, Connecticut Children Killed in Adam Lanza's Gun Rampage Have Names Made Public

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By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter
December 17, 2012|1:20 pm

State Police in Connecticut have released the names of the 26 children and adults killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. Here are photos of some of the victims, 20 of them children and 16 of them aged six years old.

According to the authorities, there were 12 girls and eight boys killed by 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza, while the adults were all women. The victims were shot at close range, multiple times.

READ: Critical Facts on Shooter Adam Lanza

A combination of 12 handout pictures shows 12 of 20 young schoolchildren killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Handout)
A combination of 12 handout pictures shows 12 of 20 young schoolchildren killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

The children who lost their lives: Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; Olivia Engel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6; Dylan Hockley, 6; Madeleine F. Hsu, 6; Catherine V. Hubbard, 6; Chase Kowalski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6; James Mattioli, 6; Grace McDonnell, 7; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack Pinto, 6; Noah Pozner, 6; Caroline Previdi, 6; Jessica Rekos, 6; Avielle Richman, 6; Benjamin Wheeler, 6; Allison N. Wyatt, 6.

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  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Emilie Alice Parker, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Emilie Alice Parker, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Ana Marquez-Greene, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Ana Marquez-Greene, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Daniel Barden, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary Shcool in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Daniel Barden, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Dylan Hockley, one of the  26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Dylan Hockley, one of the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Benjamin Wheeler, one of 20 children killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in a shooting rampage.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Benjamin Wheeler, one of 20 children killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in a shooting rampage.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Catherine Hubbard, one of the 20 schoolchildren killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Catherine Hubbard, one of the 20 schoolchildren killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Avielle Richman, one of the 20 children killed in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Avielle Richman, one of the 20 children killed in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Jack Pinto. Pinto was one of the victims killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
    An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Jack Pinto. Pinto was one of the victims killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

The adults who lost their lives: Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Lauren Rousseau, 30; Dawn Hochsprung, 47; Rachel Davino, 29. Nancy Lanza, Adam Lanza's 52-year-old mother, was gunned down by the 20-year-old mentally ill man at their Newtown, Conn., home before he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School on a rampage.

Victoria Soto, 27, is shown in this undated handout photo posted on Tumblr in her honor.
(Photo: Reuters/Tumblr/Handout)
Victoria Soto, 27, is shown in this undated handout photo posted on Tumblr in her honor. Soto was one of six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Anne Marie Murphy, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Anne Marie Murphy, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Lauren Rousseau, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Lauren Rousseau, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Rachel Davino, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Facebook/Handout)
An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Rachel Davino, one of 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
This undated photo provided by a family member to ABC News reportedly shows Nancy Lanza. Lanza was the mother of suspected gunman Adam Lanza involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Courtesy Family of Nancy Lanza/ABC News/Handout)
This undated photo provided by a family member to ABC News reportedly shows Nancy Lanza. Lanza was the mother of suspected gunman Adam Lanza involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

So far, no clear motive has been found as to why Adam Lanza killed his mother and targeted the children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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The gunman's father, Peter Lanza, issued a statement of grief over the weekend, saying his family was also looking for answers.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. Now words can truly express how heartbroken we are," read Lanza's statement.

"We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired."

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