School Victims All Shot With Semiautomatic Rifle
Police release names, ages of the victims
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Updated Dec 15, 2012 3:48 PM CST
Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, after a shooting at the school.   (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

(Newser) – The victims of the Connecticut school shooting were shot multiple times with a semiautomatic rifle, the medical examiner said today, and he called the injuries "devastating" and the worst he and colleagues had ever seen. All of the 20 children killed were 6 or 7 years old and each had 3 to 11 gunshot wounds that probably killed them quickly, reports the Washington Post. The examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver, said he examined seven of the children killed, and two had been shot at close range. When asked how many bullets were fired, he said, "I'm lucky if I can tell you how many I found."

Police released the names and ages of the 26 people gunned down in the second-deadliest school shooting in US history. All of the adult victims were women:

  • Charlotte Bacon, 6
  • Daniel Barden, 7
  • Rachel Davino, 29
  • Olivia Engel, 6
  • Josephine Gay, 7
  • Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
  • Dylan Hockley, 6
  • Dawn Hochsprung, 47
  • Madeleine Hsu, 6
  • Catherine Hubbard, 6
  • Chase Kowalski, 7
  • Jesse Lewis, 6
  • James Mattioli, 6
  • Grace McDonnell, 7
  • Anne Marie Murphy, 52
  • Emilie Parker, 6
  • Jack Pinto, 6
  • Noah Pozner, 6
  • Caroline Previdi, 6
  • Jessica Rekos, 6
  • Avielle Richman, 6
  • Lauren Rousseau, 30
  • Mary Sherlach, 56
  • Victoria Soto, 27
  • Benjamin Wheeler, 6
  • Allison Wyatt, 6

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Dec 16, 2012 1:49 PM CST
The blood of all those innocent children are on the hands of every gun rights nutcase.
Dec 16, 2012 12:03 PM CST
This indeed was a terrible tragedy, however I am not going to surrender my gun to the government just because of evildoers that want to kill you anyway with or without a gun.
Dec 16, 2012 9:17 AM CST
With the number of guns growing everyday, parents will soon be sending their children to school with bullet proof vests