New details in Connecticut school shootings
Associated Press and FOX 4 Staff
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The state's chief medical examiner says all the victims of the Connecticut school shooting were killed by gunshot wounds.
Dr. H. Wayne Carver said at a news conference Saturday the deaths are classified as homicides.
Carver says all of the victims appeared to have been shot more than once. He said the semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle was used to kill all 26 victims at the school.
Carver says his staff has yet look at the body of the gunman or his mother Nancy Lanza who was also called. He said work was completed on the children first so the bodies could be sent to the funeral homes.
The Connecticut State Police released the names of all of the victims just before 4 p.m. They are also placing an officer with each of the victim families to keep an open line of communication.
Friday's massacre of 26 children and adults at the elementary school has elicited horror and soul-searching around the world.
Investigators are trying to learn more about 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza. They've questioned his older brother, who's not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in prosperous Newtown, 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Hundreds of people in the tight-knit community packed a church Friday in a vigil for the victims, including 20 children. Monsignor Robert Weiss says these were "just beautiful, beautiful children."