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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:47 PM

gunman identified as Ryan Lanza in Connecticut school massacre

Last edited Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)

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Source: ABC News

More than two dozen people, mostly children, were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school this morning by a heavily armed man who was killed inside the building, federal and state sources tell ABC News.

"The shooter is deceased inside the building," Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said at a news conference. "The public is not in danger."

The gunman has been identified as Ryan Lanza, 24, of New Jersey. A dead body has also been found in his home, officials said. Sources said Lanza was armed with four weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest when he opened fire in the elementary school.

Among the dead was the gunman's mother, found in the school, sources told ABC News.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/27-people-dead-children-connecticut-school-gunman-dead/story?id=17973836#.UMuB7axUr5k



Edit: I want EVERYONE to know that the facebook profile that has been passed around today (complete with photos, personal information, and friends and associates) is apparently NOT the same Ryan Lanza. I can't imagine the terrible day this guy is having. Please avoid contributing to that.

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Reply gunman identified as Ryan Lanza in Connecticut school massacre (Original post)
antigone382 Dec 2012 OP
antigone382 Dec 2012 #1
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
TeeYiYi Dec 2012 #8
leftynyc Dec 2012 #18
ForgoTheConsequence Dec 2012 #2
nolabear Dec 2012 #3
antigone382 Dec 2012 #4
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #13
Tunkamerica Dec 2012 #9
Myrina Dec 2012 #5
GodlessBiker Dec 2012 #6
Myrina Dec 2012 #15
GodlessBiker Dec 2012 #17
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #10
HawkeyeLibkid Dec 2012 #11
ForgoTheConsequence Dec 2012 #12
Myrina Dec 2012 #14
antigone382 Dec 2012 #16
uppityperson Dec 2012 #19
azurnoir Dec 2012 #20
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #21

Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

1. In addition, one witness has described another suspect, taken into custody.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137093n

Suspect could be a second shooter.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:09 PM

7. This man says a man that is under arrest is a second gunman.



So there may be some answers as to what or why this happened, but not good ones. No one but the dead gunman, whose mother is dead at their home is identified as of yet. I grieve for these people and the young children scarred by these murders.





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Response to antigone382 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:09 PM

8. I heard it might be his younger brother. ...nt

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:59 PM

18. I'm hearing it's the brother whose name is Ryan

And the shooter was Adam Lanza. Ryan is being questioned by the police and there are conflicting reports on whether he was involved with the shooting.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:52 PM

2. People need to back off for a second.

There is a facebook going around of a kid with the same name who is getting harassed, they even showed it on the news and his picture.

:large



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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:54 PM

3. God that poor kid. Imagine.

This is too much for most to take in, and we can access one another so quickly that damage can be done in an instant.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:03 PM

4. Gosh, that really sucks.

I actually looked at that facebook page earlier--although I didn't really feel that it was appropriate to start armchair analysis of the whole thing...but what an unfortunate coincidence for him to be associated with this tragedy by virtue of his name and hometown.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:37 PM

13. Not gonna lie. First thing I did was search for that last name in the users list on FR....

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:18 PM

9. his picture's still up on cbs's website at the link provided above

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:03 PM

5. Indy 12/13: Son Kills Mother After Argument about Taking Out the Trash.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:06 PM

6. His name should not be published on DU, nor his likeness shown.

He should be deprived, even in death, of the fame and notoriety he sought.

He should cease to exist in our collective conscience. His name should be stricken. He should be forgotten.

Only the names and likenesses of those fallen should be honored and revealed.

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Response to GodlessBiker (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:41 PM

15. Just curious but how do you know he was seeking "fame & notoriety" ?

If he killed family members & himself (undetermined yet), it seems more like this was a "I'm pissed off and Ima kill you and everyone you care about" sort of situation.

Mass rage, not mass ego.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

17. Perhaps I should have said, let's not give him fame and notoriety. I really don't give a shit ...

about his motivation.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:21 PM

10. What in the hell...

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

11. Trash

He's trash and speaking of him only vilifies what he was doing.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

12. more.

Jersey Journal staff writer Brett Wilshe apparently spoke to this Lanza, who says that the real shooter may have taken his ID. Rob Bajor, a Facebook friend of Lanza's, writes (in a post he deleted after it was overrun with angry comments) "Please listen to me. The Ryan in this picture is alive and well and on his way home right now to grieve with the members of his hometown. The perpetrator of the crime is confirmed dead. Please check the facts before drawing conclusions. This is a serious misstep by the media."


The media is ruining another life. As if this tragedy wasn't bad enough.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:39 PM

14. ^ This

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:50 PM

16. I made an edit to the OP trying to make that clear.

I feel very bad for the guy.

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:12 PM

19. Now they are reporting his brother Adam was the shooter with Ryan's id on him. How sad, the whole th

thing

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:13 PM

20. really you add that CNN made a mistake in the title line

it can be added in parenthesis and will not break LBN rules

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Response to antigone382 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:06 PM

21. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=336450 . The title of this thread does not ever appear to have been the title of the news story, and now appears to be inaccurate (the ABC story itself now says "In the early confusion surrounding the investigation, federal sources initially identified the suspect as Adam's older brother Ryan Lanza, 24. "). This is thus a duplicate of http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=336450 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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