NEWTOWN, CT (WKOW) – A medical examiner says all the victims of the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting were killed by multiple gunshot wounds.
At a news conference on Saturday, Dr. H. Wayne Carver said the deaths are classified as homicides. Carver says he believes "everyone was hit more than once."
He said the injuries were among the worst he has seen in his time as a medical examiner and that parents of the children killed had not yet been allowed to see the bodies.
"We did not bring the bodies and the families into contact. We took pictures of them, their facial features. Its easier on the families when you do that. There is a time and place for up close and personal in the grieving process," Dr. Carver said.
Investigators are trying to learn more about the 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza. In Friday's massacre, Lanza killed 26 children and adults at the elementary school.
Authorities have questioned the suspect's older brother, who's not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Hundreds of people in the community packed a church Friday in a vigil for the victims, which included 20 children. Monsignor Robert Weiss says these were "just beautiful, beautiful children."