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Report: Conn. shooter motivated to top Norway shooter

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Accused mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gestures on arrival at the courtroom, in Oslo, Norway, on April 18, 2012. (AP file photo)

CBS News is reporting that Adam Lanza felt compelled to kill more people than a Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011.

The report cites two unnamed sources said to be briefed on the investigation of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and reveals what investigators may believe was Lanza’s motive.

The sources say Lanza was obsessed with Anders Breivik, a far-right militant who killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011, and that Lanza was determined to top Breivik’s death toll.

Lanza, who killed 26 people at the Newtown school, chose the location because it was an easy target, according to the report.

The sources also say investigators believe Lanza was acting out video game fantasies.

– Mike DeSalvo, mdesalvo@newstimes.com

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