Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting

Police haven't yet disclosed what they are looking for on Yogananda Street.

Police have raided a home in the Sandy Hook part of Newtown, a show of investigative force that comes just hours after a gunman shot students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary today, killing as many as 27.

There were at least 15 police cars at 36 Yogananda St. as of 2:13 p.m. There are multiple armed police officers there, including one with a rifle at his side. 

The 3,000-square-foot home is owned by Nancy and Peter Lanza and was built in 1998, according to property records. 

"When I moved here it was beautiful. Still is beautiful," said neighbor Jim McDade. "When we came up here we found out what quiet was...My wife's at work and wants to come home. She can't concentrate well. ... You hear things like Columbine and all the other tragedies that take place, and say my God... If there's a distance it kind of buffers it a little bit. But then when it hits close to home it's unbelievable."

The death toll from the shooting includes a reported 17 children, making it the worst school shooting tragedy in the country's history.


More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:

  • Shooting Prompts Religious Leaders to Host Special Prayer Services
  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting


kyle graves December 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Check my image that I uploaded.. he is one sick human being.
jerry henderson December 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Im so sorry for what has happened,,unbeleivable,,I cant put in words how I feel, and I cant write what Id like to say. Jerry Henderson
ED December 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Apparently, if news organizations are correct in what they are reporting, this is the shooter's brother who had nothing to do with the crime.
kyle graves December 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Then why did he post what he posted on his facebook? "Mission completed" And posted a picture of himself wearing a jumpsuit or something other?
Margaret Naku December 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Our hearts are breaking for your community. Where can we make contributions? United Way? We want to help. You are not alone in this. Wayne , PA
ED December 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Posted: 12/14/2012 4:38 pm EST | Updated: 12/14/2012 5:31 pm EST Adam Lanza has been identified as the suspected shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the Associated Press reports. Police initially identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza, the 24-year-old elder brother of Adam Lanza. According to the AP, the error occurred when a law enforcement official transposed the names of the two men. State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance would not confirm the identity of the suspect in a 5 p.m. news conference, though he said that officials have "tentatively" identified the suspect. The New York Post also reports that Adam Lanza was the suspected gunman. At least 27 people -- including 20 children -- are dead following the shooting.
Margaret Naku December 14, 2012 at 10:42 PM
5:40 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012 Our hearts are breaking for your community. Where can we make contributions? United Way? We want to help. You are not alone in this. Wayne , PA
Margaret Naku December 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Our hearts are breaking for you. How can we help your community? A tragic loss that no words can express. Can we contribute to United Way or some other group that will help ur community through this.
ED December 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I inadvertently forgot to credit HuffPost with the news article I posted. My apologies.
ED December 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM
"Then why did he post what he posted on his facebook? "Mission completed" And posted a picture of himself wearing a jumpsuit or something other?"...I guess you'd have to ask Ryan. From what I've read he was in Hoboken at work at the time of the shooting and claims no knowledge or involvement.
Paulo Oliver December 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM
angela December 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I have been crying allday long , i could not even work today and I am no where near Ct, I am in all the way in NC and it has had a massive effect on me.........
Paulo Oliver December 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
christina December 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM
This is so awful,its unbelievable almost.I lost my 6 month old child to a x family friend who killed her.so I know the pain its been 16 years since I laid her to rest and I never stop thinking about the last day I saw her and the what ifs.....ill be praying for all those families and friends ...
christina December 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I'm in California and distance is no measure.
Ellie Katz December 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Heartbreaking. I cannot come close to describing the heartwrenching pain i have for these families. I will be praying for all of you that you can find some comfort in some way. Ellie
Sandy December 15, 2012 at 12:28 AM
America---we have got to stop the thoughts, talking and policies that divide us--our children are getting caught up in the mess of our thinking....no one is any better than anyone else..get over it. Our children need our safety--we must protect our schools and teachers. Dr's you just cant treat everyone including our children with pills--- We can do better, let's start right NOW.
Anne Wooff December 15, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Amen Sandy
ED December 15, 2012 at 02:18 AM
"Dr's you just cant treat everyone including our children with pills---We can do better, let's start right NOW."...You're right. Instead of giving the insane a bottle of pills and letting them wander the streets they should be locked up in asylums as they used to be.
James Peter December 15, 2012 at 02:22 AM
If this tragedy doesn't lead to some sort of GUN CONTROL, nothing will !!!
mark December 15, 2012 at 02:28 AM
It is not just the country that is on edge, it is the world. What on earth could a bunch of littel children havedone to justify a gown man murdering them? Absolutely nothing. There is no one to proseccute now, the killer is dead. This is nothing but a unspeakably horrific act that defies logic, and words. A Bible verse keeps coming to my mind. 'If anyone shall harm a liitle one of mine, it is just as well a millstone be tied around his neck, and he be cast into the deep blue sea."
Alttara December 15, 2012 at 01:13 PM
There are a number of Adam and Ryan Lanzas on Facebook. How are you sure you're talking about the correct one?
Laura from Tulsa December 15, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Today while all the chaos was going on they refused to name suspects. When they named Ryan as the shooter I pulled his Facebook profile up immediately. I was shocked, it was the same picture as the one on TV. There he sat with his fingers made into guns and the date of the picture was December 14, 2006. I thought how sad, I wonder what happened on Dec 2006 that triggered this boys mind? I saved it and the others that was there and ran to do errands that must be done today. There was even a comment there from December 8th that said "This can only turn out awesome". I get home and now see Adam, his brother was the shooter and this brother has been released. Seems to me someone needs to look into just a little bit more. He makes a comment that it wasn't me on his Facebook, or so he says, but there was not a comment like that on the page I saw and now what I saw is gone. Just saying and I know what I saw. There is a 2nd FB page for Ryan and it did not have any messages that said he was not the shooter. A little bit odd too is the fact that there are 7 or 8 requests for one girl, Christine Cuiule to be his friend. Damn, I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who has seen other stuff on Facebook. Does anyone not understand that there is a 2nd Facebook page for Ryan??? Stand with me Kyle Graves.
Laura from Tulsa December 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I know I am talking about the right Ryan. There was a picture uploaded with a date of December 14, 2006! What is the significence of this date? 6 years of planning and getting up the nerve?
Barbara Miles December 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
While I for one am not from Connecticut I am especially grateful for your kindness and concern. I had no idea that a similiar incident took place in Scotland. Thank you again!!
Mica Udell Medford December 15, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I live in Northern Utah, and we are grieving the lose of Emilie Parker. We are standing by her grandparents, whose father was also in CT attending school. There is a memorial fund for her family around town, and you can donate at any America First Credit Union.
kelly Montgomery December 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM
my heart is broken for all of these little angels taken too soon and the heros of the adults that lost their lives. i am so thankful that i have my son tonight. i saw a little picture of a boy that looked like my son. i just am blessed to be able to hold my son. Christmas this year will not be the same the little wishs lost. God Bless!
Barbara Miles December 16, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Gun control is an issue, but even more than that we need to do something about the violent games and shows on TV that are desensitizing our kids. It has been said that this kid was a gamer, imagine sitting for hours shooting people and you have the essense of these games. We need to think about this, most parents don't have time to pay attention to the violence that is transmitted to our kids via the violence of those games and what they see on TV.
Sara J Hodges December 24, 2012 at 06:14 AM
We have movies with "ratings" but really, why aren't these video games ever rated? . Why aren't parents given a "trailer" of the content of what their child is looking at and playing for hours? All video games should be strictly rated but also parents should know the content and be made to sign a release that they have seen the trailer and approve of it's contents to be seen by their child, BEFORE it is purchased. Parents need to actually sit down with their child to TEACH them empathy and RIGHT from WRONG rather than be permissive to allow and accept "quiet behavior" playing a game as "entertainment". Remember that old TV ad for college..."A mind is a terrible thing to waste"...think about it parents...become directly involved with your children, if you care.
Hattie C January 20, 2013 at 03:41 AM
How do we check the image that you uploaded?


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