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Connecticut school gunman forced his way in, police say

  • The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, forced his way into the building, police said on Saturday.

    The suspect, named as Adam Lanza, was not "voluntarily let in", said Lt Paul Vance.

    Vance added that police had found "very good evidence" which would help them establish a motive.

    Lanza, 20, killed his mother at the home they shared on Friday before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School in her car and opening fire. According to reports, the guns used in the attacks were registered to her.

    Later in the day, President Barack Obama urged "meaningful action" against gun crime in the U.S. following the attack.

    "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,’ he said.

    All the victims have now been identified and their names were released earlier today. Principal Dawn Hochsprung is believed to among those killed.

    The children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary were aged between five and 10.