December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School , Newtown, Conn. At just after 9:30 a.m., 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire inside the K-4th … But carnage from the shooting likely was … Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Dec. 14, 2012 A 20-year-old man wearing combat gear and armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle killed 26 people — 20 of … December 12, 2012 / 12:22 AM / 8 years ago. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. Police and emergency vehicles surround the Clackamas Town Center shopping mall in Portland, Oregon on December 11, 2012. Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police conducts a news briefing, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. ... — Dawn Hochsprung (@DHochsprung) December 12, 2012. Transcript for Dec. 14, 2012: Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Right here in Newtown Connecticut the site today of that shooting and this time gunfire aimed at … The gunman, who shot himself at the scene, was identified as 62-year-old William Spengler. Newtown, Connecticut December 14, 2012 shooting. What happened on December 12, 2012. Candles burn next to a lighted tree at a makeshift shrine in Newtown, Connecticut, commemorating the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. FBI, Connecticut State Police, and the Newtown Police are responding to a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT. 1. He was charged in 1980 with beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer in her home next door. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting of December 14, 2012, left 28 people dead and 2 injured. The Police said on national tv the Bushmaster AR-15 style rifle was found IN THE CAR ( I clearly remember this), … Browse historical events, famous birthdays and notable deaths from Dec 12, 2012 or search by date, day or keyword. A gunman opened fire inside an Oregon shopping mall on Tuesday in the middle of the busy Christmas season, killing at least two people and terrorizing holiday shoppers before shooting himself to death, police said. (REUTERS) Shooting at shopping mall in … After killing his mother in their home, Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adults at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, before taking his own life.