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Conn. State Police identify weapons used in massacre

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Connecticut State Police say they found hundreds of bullets at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

The Lieutenant leading the investigation identified the gunman as Adam Lanza and gave details about the guns he took into school.

It is all hands on deck as police work to determine what made a 20-year-old Adam Lanza snap Friday morning. The investigation is still a very active one, but slowly details are emerging about Lanza's horrific crimes.  

"Our goal is to paint a complete picture so we all know everything that happened," said Lt. Vance. 

But that picture, full and complete, is still a long way off as investigators speak with the survivors of Friday's school shooting and examine the mounds of evidence in this case – including the weapons – two handguns and one semi-automatic assault rifle . 

"The weapon that was utilized most of the time during this horrific crime was identified as a Bushmaster AR-15 assault weapon," said Lt. Vance.  

Adam Lanza also used the Bushmaster assault rifle to kill his mother Nancy. 

Connecticut State Police also report Lanza possessed an incredible cache of ammo, indicative of an attack far greater than the one this community experienced Friday. 

Authorities say with high capacity weaponry, Lanza methodically killed his victims including his mother Nancy with the .22-caliber Bushmaster rifle. Lanza then took his own life with a handgun just as police were closing in. 

One shotgun was also discovered in Adam Lanza's car. 

"All of that evidence, every stitch of it, needs to be analyzed and it will be, whether it's at our forensic laboratory or by specialists within our department or other departments as time goes on," said Lt. Vance. 

While police are working towards answers the widespread interest in this case is also leading to additional criminal behavior. 

"The last thing and I would like to restate what we stated this morning, about anyone that harasses, threatens, intimidates or interferes with this investigation, utilizing any social media or any type relative to this horrific crime will be fully prosecuted to the extent of the law."

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