Our investigators… did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in, hopefully, painting the complete picture as to how, and more importantly why, this occurred.Connecticut State Police Lieutenant, Paul Vance • Speaking at a news conference on the police investigation into the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday. The question of why the shooter, identified by police to have been 20-year-old Adam Lanza, chose to perform this unspeakable crime will understandly dominate the public’s attention, but we urge caution pending official investigations like the one listed above. As highlighted in Dave Cullen’s Columbine, initial impressions and narratives about motive formed after tragedies like these can prove quite erroneous. source
No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events.Nancy Pelosi, in a statement released today.