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After a day of speculation by every news source imaginable, the actual culprit of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut shooting has been identified by ABC News as 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
Ryan Lanza – Adam’s brother – was initially being fingered as the gunman.
Scarily enough, this here photo of Adam, procured by the network, appears to be of a younger adolescent looking Lanza.
No motive has been as yet speculated on that would prompt him to shoot his own mother and then proceed to visit the elementary facility and proceed to open fire on a classroom, killing a reported 20 children and six adults.
Additional reports suggest that Lanza’s girlfriend is missing and her whereabouts are presently unknown. She is feared to have been an additional victim.
Of course we wouldn’t fault her for hiding out and not wanting to be found due to her relationship with a sociopath!
Our condolences go out to all those affected by this tragic crime.
UPDATE: Newton Releases the Names of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims at The Hands of Adam Lanza:
– Charlotte Bacon, age 6
– Daniel Barden, age 7
– Rachel Davino, 29 years old
– Olivia Engel, age 6
– Josephine Gay, age 7
– Ana M. Marquez-Greene, age 6
– Dylan Hockley, age 6
– Dawn Hocksprung, 47 years old
– Madeleine F. Hsu, age 6
– Catherine V. Hubbard, age 6
– Chase Kowalski, age 7
– Jesse Lewis, age 6
– James Mattioli , age 6
– Grace McDonnell, age 7
– Anne Marie Murphy, age 52
– Emilie Parker, age 6
– Jack Pinto, age 6
– Noah Pozner, age 6
– Caroline Previdi, age 6
– Jessica Rekos, age 6
– Avielle Richman, age 6
– Lauren Russeau, age 30
– Mary Sherlach, age 56
– Victoria Soto, age 27
– Benjamin Wheeler, age 6
– Allison N. Wyatt, age 6
– Nancy Lanza, age 52
Joseph V. Loughrey shot and killed his 7-year-old son Craig Allen Loughrey in the parking lot of Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township – a local gun shop in Pennsylvania, reports state. Loughrey had just visited the store in the hopes of selling two pieces to the store owner and told police he “didn’t realized there was a bullet still in the chamber.”
And the old argument of guns resurfaces.
For us, it is right to say guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
At times for lack of exercising common sense. At other times for malice by people in their possession.
But guns, in and of themselves, don’t have anything to do with it. They are merely an object much like a car, a bat, or a knife – all tools which can cause grave tragedies.
This is a terrible loss and we can’t help but feel a sense of sorrow for Loughrey and his estranged wife. Surely this will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
We woke up early Friday morning to news of the Dark Knight midnight showing massacre out West. Horrified is a word that comes to mind. Nothing else could possibly describe a proper reaction to the proceedings where a dozen movie goers were murdered and dozens more injured resulted without provocation – were there any such that could exist. We tend to have a penchant for midnight screenings, personally. They are generally frequented only by true die-hard fans of any given film that seldom feel compelled to engage in commentary about what they are viewing on screen, something which as it all too often the case the rest of the time.
We dutifully followed all released info and our initial thoughts prevail… What would prompt such a heinous act?
With the alleged culprit identified and a deluge of assumed material on the sociopath being reported, we remain to be as shocked as ever. And our questions remain… Like what would push an otherwise seemingly smart young man from San Diego to go ballistic, unprovoked, on an unsuspecting audience full of theater goers.
And then, as if the story weren’t heinous enough, a photo is published of what some have reported to be Holmes’ AdultFriendFinder.com profile picture where he is sporting red hair – much like what is said to be what he sported during his acts in the Aurora, Colorado shootings. And our eyebrow immediately shot up!
The photo bares little, if any, resemblance to the previously released photos from his High School year book and his University of Colorado Denver ID.
And this goes to what little integrity our present news sources have. We find such acts reprehensible and nothing short of tabloid mentality seeking to sensationalized an otherwise sensational moment.
Never mind that the forehead and nose don’t match. Is the slaughtering of 12 people not enough to stand alone as headlining news? Is the need to fabricate a sex advertisement really required?
So we had to go and compile a triptych of these images for your own review and give you side by side by side depictions.
You would think that the act at hand would be enough for law enforcements to muddle through without having to go looking into and wasting their time investigating such nonsense!
And on a side note… What mother readily quips “you have the right person,” to the media about her accused son’s alleged acts? This reported statement by ABC News leads us to think that the Holmes’ house hold may have been privy to young Holmes’ mental instability long before this came to pass.
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Allegedly over a domestic dispute.
Our deepest condolences to Jen!
UPDATE: Aledged shooter – William Balfour, is in custody… For more updates check with TMZ