With news travelling so fast, the media is often interviewing key people in a case before they even know whats happening. The grandmother of shooter Adam Lanza was reached at her Florida home by the AP and her crying on the phone to the wire service is described in this story.
In a crime this big, the protocols about next of kin are gone as the appetite for information about the person doing something so heinous supercedes everything.
We all want to know why. They tell us Lanza had decent parents, lived in a nice town,but was smart and remote with a "personality disorder." Press accounts say he was "dark and disturbed" and was "a ticking time bomb."
He was a good shooter and speculation is he was a "gamer", someone who plays those shoot 'em up video games.
The old stand-by term in these cases of course is used. "He was a loner".
He was thin and a goth, one who wears dark, foreboding clothing.
In other words, he fit the profile.
News from The Associated Press