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Victims in school massacre were shot multiple times, coroner says

December 15, 2012|By Tina Susman
  • Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II during his news conference in which he said all victims were shot multiple times.
Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II during his news conference… (Jared Wickerham/Getty…)

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- All of the people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School died from multiple wounds from a long gun and are classified as homicide victims, the state’s chief medical examiner said Saturday.

At a news conference, Dr. H. Wayne Carver II described the postmortems on the 20 children and six adults killed in Friday’s attack.

“I’ve been at this a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the same as the average man,” Carver told reporters, “but this is probably the worst I have ever seen, the worst that I know any of my colleagues having seen.”

Officials distributed a list of all of the victims to reporters and were preparing to release the bodies to the families for burial.

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