Police "Disclose" Second Rifle, Then Coronor Reports All Wounds Came from a Rifle.Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 00:41
This posted on behalf of long-time and respected poster James_Madison_Lives who has been banned from posting by Johnsonite mods with no reason given.
It was originally reported that Adam Lanza brought three weapons to the school: 2 semiautomatic pistols and a .223 Bushmaster rifle, the latter of which was found in the back of the car. Police said Lanza had used the rifle to kill his mother before driving to the school.
According to sources, Lanza shot his mother in the face, then left his house armed with at least two semi-automatic handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, and a semi-automatic rifle. He was also wearing a bulletproof vest.
Lanza drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and continued his rampage, killing 26 people, authorities said. He was found dead at the school. It appeared that he died from what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The rifle was found in his car.
A law enforcement official — who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is far from finished — said Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother in her home, then drove in her car to Sandy Hook Elementary.
He had two semiautomatic pistols and a .223-caliber rifle, law enforcement officials said. He apparently used only the handguns, which were later found in the school. The rifle was found in the vehicle.
Soon after police "disclosed" the presence of a second rifle. USA Today reports on Dec. 15th:
The suspect, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, committed suicide following the shootings. Two semi-automatic handguns were found near his body. Authorities said they had found a .223-caliber assault rifle in a car, but had not previously disclosed a second rifle Carver [the coroner] said was used in the shootings.
Also on Dec. 15th ABC News reports the coroner's statement that all wounds were caused by a rifle:
"All the wounds that I know of at this point were caused by the long weapon," [the coroner] said...
Police have not stated to whom the second rifle was registered, nor explained why the second rifle was not disclosed in the first place. They have said the initial three weapons were registered to the mother. Slate.com on 12/15 said:
The two semiautomatic pisols and .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle Lanza used in the shooting were registered to his mother, whom several witnesses identified as an avid gun collector.
Authorities have also not commented on the man who was chased into the woods and taken into custody, with the chase captured on police helicopter video.