The Connecticut chief medical examiner says he believes all of the victims at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were shot more than once.

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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 reports CNN.

“I believe everyone was hit more than once,” Carver said.


Both children and adults were shot in the same fashion according to WBZ TV.

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.

He said that he managed to maintain professional composure during the grim work, but it was a challenge according to NBC. “I’ve been at this for a third of a century and  my sensibility may not be the average man’s, but this is probably the worst I’ve seen.”

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.

Names of Newtown, CT shooting victims (Hartford Courant)

The Victims as identified by Connecticut state police:

1. Charlotte Bacon DOB 2/22/06  Female

2. Daniel Barden DOB 9/25/05 Male

3. Rachel Davino DOB 7/17/83 Female

4. Olivia Engel DOB 7/18/06 Female

5. Josephine Gay DOB 12/11/05 Female

6. Ana M. Marquez-Greene DOB 4/4/06 Female

7. Dylan Hockley DOB 3/8/06 Male

8. Dawn Hocksprung DOB 6/28/65 Female

9. Madeleine F Hsu DOB 7/10/06 Female

10. Catherine V Hubbard DOB 6/8/06 Female

11. Chase Kowalski DOB 10/31/05 Male

12. Jesse Lewis DOB 6/30/06 Male

13. James Mattioli DOB 3/22/06 Male

14. Grace McDonnell DOB 11/4/05 Female

15. Anne Marie Murphy DOB 7/25/60 Female

16. Emilie Parker DOB 5/12/06 Female

17. Jack Pinto DOB 5/6/06 Male

18. Noah Pozner DOB 11/20/06 Male

19. Caroline Previdi DOB 9/07/06 Female

20. Jessica Rekos DOB 5/10/06 Female

21. Aveille Richman DOB 10/17/06 Female

22. Lauren Russeau DOB Unknown

23. Mary Sherlach DOB 2/11/56 Female

24. VIctoria Soto DOB 11/4/85 Female

25. Benjamin Wheeler DOB 9/12/06 Male

26. Allison N Wyatt DOB 7/3/06 Female