Sunday, December 16 2012, 08:06 PM CST
Update: President speaks at CT memorial service
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering the Connecticut town grappling with the aftermath of a deadly school shooting "the love and prayers of a nation."
The president says he is mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of the sorrow in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and six adults were killed at an elementary school there Friday.
Obama is telling the families of the victims that they are not alone in their grief. He says people all across the country have wept with them.
The president is speaking at a vigil following his private meetings with the families and first responders.
CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING
Evidence hints at deadlier plan in Conn. massacre
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police say multiple 30-round magazines and hundreds of bullets found at elementary school where 26 were killed.
State Police Lt. Paul Vance also said Sunday that authorities have publicly identified the gunman in the school rampage as Adam Lanza. They say his mother, Nancy, as was one of his victims.
Vance also detailed the guns found at the school. He says Lanza had two handguns, a Glock 10 mm and a Sig Sauer 9 mm, and a Bushmaster assault rifle that was used for nearly all his killings.
The Bushmaster is a type of gun commonly seen at competitions and was the type used in the 2002 sniper killings in the Washington area.
A fourth weapon, a shotgun, was found in the car Lanza drove to the school.
CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING-RANGES
ATF: Gunman, mother visited shooting range
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Investigators say school shooter Adam Lanza visited an area shooting range but have not concluded whether he actually practiced shooting there.
Ginger Colburn, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, would not identify the shooting range in question or say how recently he was there.
She says investigators have concluded that Lanza's mother, Nancy, visited shooting ranges several times.
Colburn says it's still not clear whether Nancy Lanza brought her son to the range or whether he ever fired a weapon there.
Authorities say Lanza shot his mother in the head four times, then drove to an elementary school with enough ammunition to kill every student. He killed 26 people, then shot himself as police arrived