Adam Lanza

 

 

Age: 20

 

Summary: mass murderer and perpetrator of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting who was suspected of fatally shooting his mother Nancy Lanza at their upscale suburban home in Newtown, Connecticut before he allegedly drove to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School where shot and killed approximately 20 schoolchildren and six adult staff members and also critically wounded several others including the school's vice principal Natalie Hammond during a series of violent shooting rampage that took place inside at least two first-grade classrooms near the entrance of the school campus, in which the incident became the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: April 22, 1992

 

Died: December 14, 2012

 

Location: Newtown, Connecticut