CONFIRMED!! Adam Lanza NOT Ryan Lanza is the killer. From Local 7 ABC News (via AP):
The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official said Friday. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. Adam Lanza's older brother, Ryan, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police, said the first official. Earlier, a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names.FROM THE EDITOR: We apologize for the error and are removing the photo of Ryan Lanza. No photo of Ryan Lanza is appearing anywhere in the media.
26 Dead, including 18 children, at western CT school
From Eric Dondero:
Shooter in Newtown, Connecticut has been identified as 20-year old Ryan Lanza according to Pundit Press - "Ryan Lanza Pictures." He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. His Facebook page states clearly that he is originally from Newtown, Connecticut. And there are conflicting reports that he is a college student.
Given his age, a college student away in NJ?
UPDATE! Death toll rises. At least two bodies found at a home in New Jersey. One, possibly his father. Some reports that Lanza's mother worked at the school in CT.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Gunman was a gamer, into "Mass Effect," a Play Station sci-fi action series involving space aliens.
UPDATE! CBS Local TV News affiliate running similar photo of Ryan Lanza.
IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! Patch.com describes Ryan Lanza is "a former Quinnipiac University student"
UPDATE! Gawker, Mediaite, and Buzzfeed are all running a photo of the shooter similar to the one above, from the same Facebook page.