The gunman who killed 26 people, including 20 children, in a shooting spree in a US elementary school fired 155 bullets in less than five minutes. Court papers released reveal he also had several additional firearms not used in the attack.
Court documents about the Sandy Hook shooting have been released on the same day that a group of Newtown residents are planning a protest at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, less than three miles from the school over the NRA's opposition to new gun control laws.
The deadly attack last December prompted Barack Obama to call it the worst day of his presidency and reignited a debate on gun violence in the United States. In response to the attack, the NRA called for armed guards to patrol every public school in the country.
Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets in less than five minutes on the day he killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, court documents have revealed.
NBC reports the total shots fired included 154 fired from a Bushmaster .223-model rifle and a final bullet, fired from a Glock 10mm handgun, that Lanza used to take his own life.
Three Samurai swords were also recovered from the Newtown, Connecticut home that Lanza shared with his mother, authorities said as they released search warrants from the second-worst school shooting in American history.
The gunman who attacked Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 people, had several additional firearms not used in the attack and more than 1,400 rounds of ammunition, according to court papers released today.
Connecticut officials have released court documents on their investigation into Adam Lanza, a 20-year old man who killed his mother, 20 first grade school children and six staff members before turning a gun on himself.
A 90-day sealing order has now expired on the search warrants that were served on Lanza's home and property, allowing the further information about the case to be released.
Documents show police searches also turned up certificates from the National Rifle Association gun-lobby group in the names of both Adam Lanza and his mother, Nancy Lanza.