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Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

Rhonda Eleish embraces her daughter Kari, 6, next to a candlelight vigil outside Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. Eleish believes her daughter knew one of the victims.
Rhonda Eleish embraces her daughter Kari, 6, next to a candlelight vigil outside Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. Eleish believes her daughter knew one of the victims.
Image: David Goldman/AP

LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies in the United States have named the 27 victims of Friday’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

The 27 were killed when Adam Lanza, 20, entered the Sandy Hook elementary school with a semiautomatic rifle and opened fire.

Connecticut’s chief medical examiner H Wayne Carver said each victim had been struck more than one, and in some cases had been hit up to 11 times.

“This is a very devastating set of injuries,” the New York Times quotes him as saying, adding that the victims had been wounded “all over, all over”.

President Obama is due to visit the town this evening to speak at an interfaith vigil and to meet the victims’ families.

  • Charlotte Bacon, 6
  • Daniel Barden, 7
  • Olivia Engel, 6
  • Josephine Gay, 7
  • Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
  • Dylan Hockley, 6
  • Madeleine Hsu, 6
  • Catherine Hubbard, 6
  • Chase Kowalski, 7
  • Jesse Lewis, 6
  • James Mattioli, 6
  • Grace McDonnell, 7
  • Emilie Parker, 6
  • Jack Pinto, 6
  • Noah Pozner, 6
  • Caroline Previdi, 6
  • Jessica Rekos, 6
  • Avielle Richman, 6
  • Benjamin Wheeler, 6
  • Allison Wyatt, 6
  • Rachel Davino, schoolteacher, 29
  • Dawn Hochsprung, school principal, 47
  • Nancy Lanza, mother of assailant, 52
  • Anne Marie Murphy, teacher, 52
  • Lauren Rousseau, teacher, 30
  • Mary Sherlach, school psychologist, 56
  • Victoria Soto, teacher, 27

Read: Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

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