Town Heals and Remembers

Names of Newtown School Shooting Victims Released

Most of those killed in the attack were first-graders

By Emily Feldman
|  Saturday, Dec 15, 2012  |  Updated 2:15 PM PDT
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Names of Newtown School Shooting Victims Released

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The residents of an idyllic Connecticut town were reeling in horror from the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in one of the worst school shootings in US history.

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The names of the 26 victims gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Friday were released Saturday afternoon.

Most of the 20 children killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history were first-graders, the state's chief medical examiner said. All had died of multiple gunshots wounds, and the seven he personally examined had been hit with between three and 11 bullets a piece.

"I’ve been at this for a third of the century," Dr. H. Wayne Carver said, "and ... this is probably the worst that I have seen or the worst that I know of any of my colleagues having seen.”

The medical examiners' office provided photos of the victims to families, rather than having families come to identify the bodies in person. "It's easier on the families when you do that," Carver said.

Eighteen females and seven males were killed in the attack. Sixteen of the children were 6 years old, while four were 7.

20 Children:
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6

Six adults
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, special education teacher
Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher
Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist
Victoria Soto, 27, first grade teacher

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