Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
A memorial for the victims
Location Newtown, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°25′12″N 73°16′43″W / 41.42°N 73.27861°W / 41.42; -73.27861Coordinates: 41°25′12″N 73°16′43″W / 41.42°N 73.27861°W / 41.42; -73.27861
Date Friday, December 14, 2012
9:41 a.m. (EST)
Attack type School shooting, mass murder, murder-suicide
Weapon(s) Two 9-mm handguns and a .223-caliber rifle
Deaths 28 (including the perpetrator)
Perpetrator Adam Peter Lanza

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a school shooting which happened in Connecticut, United States on Friday, December 14, 2012. Twenty-eight people were killed in the shooting, including many children and teachers.[1]

The shooter was Adam Peter Lanza. He shot and killed his mother before going to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Lanza committed suicide (killed himself).[2]

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