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

(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

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.
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)
A woman comforts a young girl during a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn.
A woman comforts a young girl during a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn.   (Andrew Gombert)
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