Remember the Anders Behring Breivik character???? Well apparently, ole boy who was responsible for killing all those babies in Connecticut was a fan and trying “emulate” his massacre in Norway.
The shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School may have been motivated by a desire by Adam Lanza to outdo Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011, law enforcement sources told CBS Evening News. The unnamed sources said Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Breivik, who killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo before he moved to a nearby island where he hunted down and fatally shot 69 people. According to the sources, the 20-year-old Lanza wanted to top Breivik’s death toll and went to the Connecticut school on December 14 because it was the “easiest target” and had the “largest cluster of people.”
The same officials also linked Lanza’s actions to violent video games. The officials, who have been briefed on the Newtown, Connecticut, investigation, told CBS that evidence shows Lanza was likely acting out the fantasies of a video game in killing 20 children and six adults at the school. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, also was found shot dead at her Newtown home. Police believe Lanza killed his mother first before beginning his school rampage. He took his own life with a handgun as authorities closed in.
A spokesman for the Connecticut State Police dismissed the CBS report, calling it speculation. “It’s inaccurate … I talked with CBS and told them that,” Lt. Paul Vance told CNN. “We are dealing with a deceased shooter and trying to rebuild history.” Vance, however, did not dismiss the notion that investigators may have looked at the Norway shooting. “We’ll look at everything,” Vance said. “One thing leads to another.”
Authorities have been largely tight-lipped about their investigation. Hundreds of state troopers, detectives and other law enforcement personnel are analyzing every round of ammunition fired, examining the gunman’s medical history and computer use and talking to witnesses, Vance said previously.
A final report on the Newtown shooting is expected this summer.
SMH. Anders Behring Breivik wasn’t killing 1st graders though. SMH.
R.I.P. to those lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy.