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Weapons used in shooting reportedly registered to Lanza’s mother

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The questions everyone wants to know is why? Why would Adam Lanza commit these crimes?

More information is coming about the 20-year-old gunman who shot and killed his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The gunman's neighborhood is a beautiful and seemingly idyllic community to raise a family. Now, Fox 5 News has learned that Lanza's mother Nancy not only owned the guns he used in the shootings but may have taken her son to shooting ranges as a child.

Apparently, Adam Lanza was a loner and was so shy he even shunned his school yearbook pictures.

Authorities believe Lanza's day of carnage began inside the Newtown home he shared with his mother after his parents divorce in 2009. Lanza reportedly shot her and then headed to Sandy Hook Elementary, where he inexplicably slaughtering 20 children and six adults before turning the gun on himself. Sandy Hook Elementary is the same school Lanza had attended.

"I would know Adam better because he was younger and he stayed by himself on the bus. I didn't really see him talk to anybody. He would come on the bus and leave the bus, pretty much to himself," said Marsha Maskowitz, Lanza's childhood bus driver.

Maskowitz spoke exclusively to Fox 5 about the boy she says never seemed to get close to anyone.

"I would say he was shy. I wouldn't say awkward, but I really didn't see him engage or talk to other children on the bus," said Maskowitz.

But apparently, Lanza did like to shoot.

According to the New York Post, his mother took him to shooting ranges and sources say her firearms were used in the horrific killings of the children who ranged in age from five to 10-years-old.

Nancy Lanza was a teacher but there are conflicting reports about whether she ever worked at Sandy Hook Elementary and whether she home schooled her son at any point.

Her ex-husband is a tax director who was reportedly paying Lanza's mother a quarter of a million dollars in alimony. One thing that is known – everyone who knew Adam Lanza and lived in this neighborhood is in shock.

"It's really hard to put into words – it's devastating," said Maskowitz. "It's horrific. It's a nightmare. It's something unfortunately Sandy Hook will be known as. Now it's the second most horrific shootings of young innocent victims and I think that's what hurts the most. Hey didn't even have a chance in life.

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