Police investigating the Newtown schoolÂ killings have been looking into the possibility that gunman Adam Lanza may haveÂ been copying a video game as killed 26 people in the massacre.
Two months after the horror at Sandy HookÂ Elementary School, little remains known about Lanza’s motive.
Before the killings, he had smashed his hardÂ drive, making his online trail and habits impossible to follow, but police didÂ reportedly find thousands of dollars worth of violent video games.
It is believed that Lanza played the games,Â which included the Call of Duty series, for hours on end.
Along with the video games, Adam Lanza alsoÂ learned how to fire guns during numerous sessions with his mother Nancy Lanza atÂ a shooting range, where the two ‘bonded.’
The HartfordÂ Courant reported today thatÂ detectives are probing whether Lanza may have been copying a scenario from oneÂ of those video games as he fired rounds from his mother’s Bushmaster assaultÂ rifle in two classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School on DecemberÂ 14.
Her landscaper Dan Holmes told the paper:Â ‘She said she took her kids target shooting, that they bonded overÂ that.’
Lanza, who was 20 years old, is the face behind the ruthless murder of 20 first-graders, six adults and his ownÂ motherÂ that shook the quiet Connecticut town.
He then turned one of his weapons on himselfÂ as police closed in.
Nancy Lanza was Adam’s first victim on theÂ morning of the Newtown killings, shot dead in her bed at extremely close range,Â possibly while she was asleep.
Before that, she was seen as a dedicatedÂ mother to Adam, who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and a sensoryÂ integration disorder (an aversion to bright lights and loud noises), accordingÂ to the Courant.
She had enrolled and pulled Adam intoÂ numerous schools over the years after growing unsatisfied with theÂ educationÂ he was receiving.
SheÂ was planning a move to Washington state with the hopes of getting her son backÂ into a college program.
ButÂ Adam Lanza also received an education on weapons from his mother, who took himÂ target shooting at a gun range for years.
Richard Novia, a security chief in theÂ Newtown School system who moderated the tech club – of which Adam had been aÂ member – said he disagreed with Nancy Lanza’s recreation with herÂ son.
He told the Courant: ‘It’s a seriousÂ mistake, first of all. If you have a child in the home with mental disorders, orÂ learning disabilities, to have involved him with guns in the first place wouldÂ be bad.’
Days after the Sandy Hook shooting, NancyÂ Lanza’s sister-in-law Marsha revealed that she had traveled to nine cities inÂ three countries because she wanted out of the mansion she shared with herÂ troubled son Adam – and could have known the end was coming.