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Newtown Report Fails to Determine Shooting Motive

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Investigators have released a report on last year's shooting massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
 
The summary of investigators' findings was written and released Monday by the prosecutor overseeing the probe, State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III. 
 
The report was initially expected over the summer and the projected release date was pushed back several times. Sedensky has come under pressure to release more information as the first anniversary of the Dec. 14 massacre approaches. 

The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the attack. 
 
Sedensky III says there is also no clear indication why he chose Sandy Hook Elementary School as the target for his rampage other than the fact that it was close to his home. 
 
He said the gunman, Adam Lanza, had significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life and interact with others but did not affect his mental state for the crimes. 
 
Nearly six minutes passed between the arrival of the first Newtown police officer and the time local officers entered the school. 
 
A timeline released with the report says the first officer arrived behind the school at 9:39 a.m. after the shooting was reported. Two other Newtown officers then arrived at the school, and gunshots were heard in the background.
 
The last gunshot officers heard, which is believed to be the suicide shot by Lanza, was heard at three seconds past 9:40. 
 
The report says Newtown officers entered the school at 47 seconds past 9:44.

The 20-year-old killed his mother at their Newtown home, fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, and killed himself as police arrived. 

The report goes on to say Lanza had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime. (AP)

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