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Report: Sandy Hook Shooter A 'Deranged' Gamer

The Sandy Hook shooter, who killed 20 children and six adults during a schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut three months ago, was a "deranged" gamer who specifically targeted the elementary school so as to "outscore" past mass murderers. That's according to a new report from the New York Daily News, which spoke with a law enforcement source.

The report claims the shooter had a spreadsheet detailing the names and number of people killed and the weapons--including their make and model--used in past attacks. This source reportedly attended the International Association of Police Chiefs and Colonels last week and heard testimony about the Sandy Hook shooting from CT state police colonel Danny Stebbins.

"They don't believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet," the source said. "This was the work of a video gamer, and that it was his intent to put his own name at the very top of that list. They believe that he picked an elementary school because he felt it was a point of least resistance, where he could rack up the greatest number of kills. That's what (the Connecticut police) believe."

The source further noted that the shooter killed himself during the attack so as not to give away these "points."

"They believe that (the shooter) believed that it was the way to pick up the easiest points. It's why he didn't want to be killed by law enforcement. In the code of a gamer, even a deranged gamer like this little bastard, if somebody else kills you, they get your points. They believe that's why he killed himself."

In the months following the Sandy Hook massacre, there has been increased political discussion about the relationship between virtual violence and real-world violence. In addition, a recent Harris Poll found that 58 percent of parents believe games contribute to violent tendencies in teenagers.

By: Eddie Makuch, GAMESPOT.com

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