Report: Almost all Sandy Hook massacre victims died of multiple gunshot wounds

Posted at 1:28 PM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 13:28:44-04

Gun violence takes spotlight as Newtown families reflect on Sandy Hook shooting anniversary

24 of the 26 students and staffers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre last December died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to a new report in the New York Post.

Death certificates released Tuesday to the Post revealed one victim died from a single gunshot wound to the head and another with a single shot to the neck.

The rest of the students and staffers were killed in a barrage of bullets fired by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

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Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother and 26 students and staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 20, 2012 before killing himself.

154 rounds were fired inside the school, according to affidavits released after the tragedy.

The Post’s Freedom of Information request for the death certificates was delayed as the Newtown town clerk refused to release the documents.

Connecticut lawmakers successfully passed a law banning the release of death scene photos and videos of the victims.