Investigators: No motive found in Newtown shooting

CLOSED. The road leading to Sandy Hook Elementary School is closed on the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting that took the lives of 26 victims in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, 14 June 2013. EPA/PPeter Foley

US investigators said Monday that they failed to find a motive for last year’s Newtown school massacre, but said the killer had “significant” mental problems. The official report into the December 14 killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School revealed Adam Lanza’s disturbing behavioral problems. The 20-year-old was obsessed with firearms and mass murders, lived as a recluse, suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome but refused medication. The report said evidence showed he planned his actions, but there is “no clear indication why he did so.” Lanza first killed his mother before gunning down 20 first-grade students and six adults in the elementary school. He then turned the gun on himself. The Sandy Hook killings renewed emotional debate about gun control in America but resulted in little reform.

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