“Sedensky said in a statement that Lanza killed all 26 school victims with a Bushmaster .223-caliber model XM15 rifle before taking his own life with a Glock 10 mm handgun. Lanza also had a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun with him inside the school, Sedensky said, as well as three, 30-round magazines for the Bushmaster. One-hundred-and-fifty-four spent bullet casings were recovered at the scene.”
Am I doing my math wrong here?
- One hundred and fifty-four spent casings.
- Claim all were killed with .223
- Had three 30 round magazines
- Used Glock 10mm on self
30 x 3 = 90 rounds. That’s “60” plus rounds short. And while one can swap out a magazine within a second or two. Reloading a magazine takes a fair bit of time. Something is NOT adding up with this report.
One of the following must be at issue:
- not all the shell casings were .223, he must have simply missed with all the handgun shots.
- not everyone was in fact killed by .223
- he had more magazines (that were of less capacity than the 30 rounders, which is what I am figuring on)
Looks like we have to wait until June for the “truth” per…”The final police report on the massacre is not expected to be released until June.”
UPDATE: Courtesy of commenter
“Recovered from the person of the shooter, in addition to more ammunition for the handguns, were three, 30-round magazines for the Bushmaster, each containing 30 rounds. Located in the area of the shootings were six additional 30-round magazines containing 0, 0, 0, 10, 11, and 13 live rounds respectively. One-hundred-and-fifty-four spent .223 casings were recovered from the scene.”
As I postulated, there had to be some bad reporting. And additional magazines.
Press Release (http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?Q=521730&A=4226):