Newtown Shooter Identified As [Unclear First Name] Lanza From New Jersey

Tyler Durden's picture

Update 3: Final sequence of events: as we expected, cops confuse name, CNN reports it, and media goes wild. From the AP: "Adam Lanza's older brother, Ryan, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police, said the first official. Earlier, a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names."

Update 2: the reason for the confusion is that the first name reported today by CNN and promptly carried by the rest of the media, Ryan Lanza, may be incorrect, and should likely be Adam Lanza. At this point until the police correctly identify the suspect it is probably best to ignore all further updates from CNN or otherwise on the matter.

Update: there is confusion as to whether this is indeed the correct Lanza or not. As The Inquisitor reports:

A screenshot circulating on Twitter purports to have recent updates from Lanza denying a connection to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting:


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The shooter has been idenitifed by CNN as one Ryan Lanza, 24, out of New Jersey. A quick Facebook scan has identified one Mr. Ryan Lanza in the 18-24 year old age group, out of Hoboken, NJ who lists Newtown, CT as his home city. There is one unconfirmed account of a suspect born in Newtown, CT and currently living in Hoboken, NJ, although it appears it is not the suspect in question. The mother of the suspect was a teacher at the Sandy Hook school, and she is among the dead.

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helping_friendly_book's picture

I saw a video from the school security cameras on utube at:

They already took it down.

Pig Brotha's picture

Now media saying it was younger brother Adam Lanza that was the shooter.

hedge your future's picture

I actually expected ZeroHedge to be different from the mainstream "media" and await for unquestionnable confirmation before spreading false news about people. Imagine the negative and awkward situation the people in question are put in. Disappointing approach, ZeroHedge. 


Chain Gun Smoke's picture

You probably were junked by people who didn't see the original post before Tyler updated it. It said matter of factly the wrong kids name and linked to some poor kids facebook. It even said something along the lines how tyler searched facebook and it was the only person with that name from the same town. i checked it out for 5 minutes and it didn't seem right. See my other post up top.

There couldn't be two people with the same name right? Then, later, Tyler updated the post by adding that the facebook and twitter were "unconfirmed" accounts. Zerohedge was right in the mass media circle jerk.

Bastiat009's picture

Most of the media fell for a false information, yet again. It may be time to hire real intelligent professional to report the news and run countries and manage banks and raise children ... this society is destroying itself from within because it cannot handle the truth (or report it).

Whoa Dammit's picture

"The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned.A close friend of Ryan Lanza who would not be identified told Patch that he spoke to Lanza as Lanza made his way home from work to Hoboken. Lanza also took to his Facebook page to rail against CNN naming him as the suspect in the shooting in Newtown, Conn."

Odd that his reaction was a rant against CNN, instead of the more normal mourning of his mother , his brother, and expressing sadness at what his brother did. 

blunderdog's picture

May be unwise to be too judgemental about how he deals with this kind of calamity.

Hell, if his parents were total assholes, he may be feeling some relief right now.  Most kids don't kill their parents, and even those who DO don't usually do it for no reason whatsoever.

lakecity55's picture

"ABC News can report the shooter was a Libertarian Prepper who voted for Romney, has a life membership in the NRA, and thinks O-Phone is using a fasle identity. He is also a White Hispanic Racsist, and is a Tea Party Leader."

"This is based on a special ABC News profile of Shooters."

Aurora Ex Machina's picture

+1, Charlie Brooker is generally spot on, even if he is stuck in Graud-land.

indio007's picture

In other news....

China stabbing spree hurts 22 schoolchildren
Knife-wielding man also attacked elderly woman in central Henan province

AAPL_Short's picture

There is a very easy solution for the gun fetish in the US. Make all males go to the army for one year. Where I am from males like me tend to hate guns. Had to carry one around for months and months. Weighs almost 5 kilos. Gets sandy, you clean. Gets muddy, you clean. Stays clean, you clean. Clean, clean, clean. You have to decompile it so often you can do it with a blindfold. It gets below -30C and your skin sticks into it. Oh the pain. You must find warm water quick in a dark cold forest or you get an ugly wound too big to be stiched. You carry it around for no purpose. You crawl with it. You run for miles on end with it. You ski with it. You march for days with it. You jump into pools of water with it. You are forced to jump into a hole in ice with it. Then someone mistakenly fires a blank round indoors, you see kids with blood running down ears. Ear drums ruptured, laying on the floor. They never tell im the movies that the sheer noise of one round will incapacite a room full of people. It does. When someone misplaces his, the entire company is in deep shit and panic for days on end ensues. When you finally get to turn it in, you really feel...keep the shit. Thus we learn to hate assault rifles, no to mention the poor souls who become machine gunners...20kg of pain to carry. Those guys get ligament trouble for a lifetime. Folks with autism may be exempted, Asperger guys generallt not. In my country this Lanza kid would just have returned from the army and would have bewm finally freed from his girlfriend in the form.of an ak47 derivative assault rifle. For the next 20years, the merwäw thought of carrying any gun would have been repulsive. I had to do all the above, throw live grenades, shoot bazookas and fire MGs as a little kid in a freaking wet, cold, freezing forest for montha. Have not touched a gun im the 30 years since.