(WBNG Binghamton) - Police have identified all the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
20 children ages six and seven died along with and six adults.
Investigators are piecing together what happened as a shattered community is trying deal with the tragedy.
12-year-old Jocelyn Cardenas came from Danbury, Connecticut to drop-off flowers at a memorial for the 26-people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
"Even though we didn't know anyone directly it just hurt because you never know what is going to happen next," Cardenas said.
She is one of many grieving for those gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning.
Sources have identified the shooter as 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
The medical examiner says everyone was shot at close range multiple times with a rifle.
"This is probably the worst I've seen or what any of my colleagues have ever seen," the medical examiner, Dr. H Wayne Carver said.
Officials say principal Dawn Hochsprung died trying to stop Lanza.
27-year-old Victoria Soto's family says the first grade teacher was shot shielding her students.
8 boys and 12 girls all ages six and seven died. They include Ana Marquez-Greene, the daughter of a well-known saxophone player and Emilie Parker who moved to Newtown a year ago.
This community of about 27-thousand is coming together to try to cope with this tragedy. All throughout town people are putting up signs like this one to support each other.
"We are a strong and caring place, we put our arms around each other, we will find a way to heal," one woman said.
The shooter also killed his mother.
"It shocked us right to the core," Lanza's aunt said.
Lanza's aunt said he was a bright boy and his mother and father were good parents.
"If he needed help I know they have gotten it for him," the aunt said.
Investigators don't have a motive - but say officers are collecting good evidence to help them piece together how and why Lanza did this.