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Newtown report fails to determine shooting motive

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HARTFORD, Conn. – The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the attack.

State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III said there is also no clear indication why he chose Sandy Hook Elementary School as the target for his rampage other than the fact that it was close to his home.

He said the gunman, Adam Lanza, had significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life and interact with others but did not affect his mental state for the crimes.

He said police went into the school within minutes of the first shots being fired and that along with the actions of teachers inside saved many children’s lives.

The summary report comes nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Dec. 14 shooting plunged the small New England community into mourning, elevated gun safety to the top of the agenda for President Barack Obama and led states across the country to re-evaluate laws on issues including school safety.

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