Nancy Lanza legally bought and owned the guns used in the Connecticut school shooting on Friday afternoon, according to NBC News.
Nancy Lanza, the mother of Adam Lanza, was killed in her home before the Connecticut school shooting took place, according to ABC News. Adam Lanza reportedly shot Nancy Lanza in the face before driving his mother's car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press.
Adam Lanza then reportedly killed 20 children and six adults at the Newtown, Connecticut school before pulling a gun on himself. Two 9mm handguns were found at the scene of the Connecticut shooting, per NBC News. Adam Lanza also reportedly brought two semi-automatic pistols and an automatic rifle to school. CNN reports that three of those guns were legally owned by Nancy Lanza.
This finding makes sense considering Adam Lanza was not old enough to legally own a gun in his home state. NBC News reports that Connecticut residents must be 21 or older to purchase or carry a handgun. Adam Lanza, meanwhile, was just 20 years old. However, rifle owners in the state are not required to register their weapons.
Meanwhile, the father of the alleged shooter in this Connecticut shooting has been identified as Peter Lanza. Peter was married to Nancy Lanza until the couple divorced in 2008, according to the Stamford Advocate.
As we previously reported, a photo of a young Adam Lanza has reportedly reached the press. This after multiple reports throughout the day linked Nancy Lanza's other son, Ryan Lanza, to the Connecticut school shooting. Ryan Lanza even took to his Facebook page to confirm that he was working on Friday and not involved in the murders.
Police are still questioning Ryan Lanza about the case, according to the Los Angeles Times.