Medical Examiner: All Victims Believed Shot More than Once
He didn’t say what that rifle was, but a law enforcement source has previously said that the gunman was found dead with next to three guns: a semi-automatic .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle and two pistols made by Glock and Sig Sauer.
The medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver II, said he personally did postmortem examinations of seven victims’ bodies.
“All the wounds that I know of at this point were caused by the one weapon,” Carver said.
State police have released a list of those killed.
The state’s chief medical examiner says he believes all of the victims were shot more than once.
The medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver II, speaking at a news conference in Newtown, said that all of the victims died of gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was homicide. The seven bodies he examined personally had three to 11 wounds each, he said.
“I believe everyone was hit more than once,” Carver said.
Postmortem examinations have been performed on all of the children; examinations of most of the adult bodies will be finished by this evening, Carver said.
Examinations of the bodies of Adam Lanza and his mother will be performed Sunday, Carver said. Lanza died at the school; his mother was killed at her home in Newtown, authorities have said.