December 16th, 2012


Помимо прочего,

в истории Sandy Hook был сначала непонятен такой момент: любой новостник привык к тому, что говорят сколько погибших и сколько пострадавших. Так вот, в новостях из Коннектикута про пострадавших не было ни слова. Оказалось, что их просто не было. Живых свидетелей не осталось.

Вот что говорит судмедэксперт H. Wayne Carver II: "I’ve been at this for a third of a century. And my sensibilities may not be the average man’s. But this probably is the worst I have seen,". Carver described the children’s injuries, which he said ranged from at least two to 11 bullet wounds apiece.

Lanza was carrying at least three guns from a collection maintained by his mother, who friends said enjoyed target shooting. Lanza had two pistols, a Glock and a Sig Sauer.

But he apparently chose a larger weapon, a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle. This rifle fires one bullet for every pull of the trigger and sends a slug out at an unusually high speed. Authorities said Lanza fired dozens and dozens of times in a spree that lasted minutes.

“All the wounds that I know of at this point were caused by the long rifle,” Carver, the medical examiner, said.

He said he saw multiple wounds on the bodies of those he examined, and based on his conversations with colleagues, “I believe everybody was hit more than once.”