The names of the 20 children and six adults killed in Friday's elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, have been released.
Connecticut's Chief State Medical Examine H. Wayne Carver confirmed Saturday that all of those killed, except for the alleged shooter and his mother, have been autopsied and were confirmed to have died by gunshot wounds.
Of the 20 children killed, 12 were girls and eight were boys. They were all 6 or 7 years old.
All six adults killed were women ranging between 27 and 56.
The full list can be found here.
Carver said the shooter, Adam Lanza, and his mother Nancy will be examined Sunday. Once that is completed, officials said that is when their identities will be confirmed.
"I've been at this for a third of a century," Carver said. "This probably is the worst I have seen -- or the worst that I know of any of my colleagues having seen."
Patricia Llodra, the town's first selectman, which is the equivalent of mayor, also spoke to media Saturday. She urged them and everyone else to be kind and respect the privacy of the people of Newtown as they cope with the tragedy.
Carver said a long range rifle was the primary weapon used in the attack.
Police are still looking for a motive in elementary school shooting that left more than two dozen people dead, many of them students.
Connecticut State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said there have been no reports of Lanza ever having an altercation involving the school.
Police said Lanza forced his way in to the school, squashing rumors that someone had let him in.
The shooter took his own life inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after the attack.
A law enforcement official told the Associated Press some of the guns used are the same models of guns owned by his parents.
The alleged shooter and his mother, Nancy Lanza, are also dead. Nancy Lanza's body was found in her home Friday morning.
Adam Lanza lived with his mother and police say he used her car to drive to Sandy Hook Elementary.
Gina McDade, a neighbor who knew Lanza's mom, said she was talkative, kept a clean house and was just as normal as anyone else in the neighborhood.
"She was a stay at home mom who loved her kids," McDade said. "There’s no explanation. There is no funny business going on as far as I know.”
Court records show Lanza's parents filed for divorce in 2008. His father now lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
"My music teacher tells us to get in the closet, at first I thought it was just practice but then I realized everything was real," student Matthew Hoekenga said.
MaryAnn Jacob, a library clerk at the school, described the horrifying ordeal she endured.
“It was a lot of really scared parents looking for their kids. A lot of grateful people, neighbors and friends," Jacob said. "It was surreal. I don't know how to describe it."
Jacob said she barricaded students in a room by jamming file cabinets in front of the door.
They later heard pounding on the door -- announcing it was the police.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Saturday that while there will be a time to talk about gun control issues, now is not that time.
"What's important right now is love, courage and compassion," Malloy said.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly also weighed in on the debate over gun control.
He agrees with Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is calling for a national gun policy, but acknowledges that's probably not realistic.
"Quite frankly I'm pessimistic because we haven't seen any meaningful activity or movement on either side of the aisle -- Republicans or Democrats. As a matter of fact we've seen a movement away from gun control," Kelly said. "So there will be a lot of talk about this terrible, terrible event but unfortunately I don't see much significant action being taken as a result of it."
Some parents of students at Sandy Hook describe an emotional roller coaster from finding out there was a shooting at the school to rushing over to find their children.
"I don't quite remember how I left my house. I know I ran every stop sign that I came across," parent Vinny Alvarez said. "When I got there it was a lot of chaos, and I just parked my truck on the side of the road and I just ran looking for her inside. When I got there, I actually forgot what grade is she. So I had to call again from there to ask my wife what grade is she because I can't find her. And when I turn around she's standing right next to me."
Memorials for the victims have sprung up throughout the town.
Many are still in shock, but residents have said they're pulling together and supporting one another as best they can during this difficult and tragic time.
"People are doing what they can do," one resident said. "Obviously you just spend time with family and friends. But yeah, this is just showing how strong we are as a community and how we can come together and help each other out. That's definitely one of our best characteristics as a town. We're very close-knit."
Newtown is located about 60 miles away from New York City.