Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza, the mass killer at Newtown, Conn, was motivated by video games and a zeal to top the body county of a Norwegian mass murderer, according to a report earlier this week from CBS News.
CBS says Sources say Lanza (left) wanted more infamy than Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in July 2011, CBS reported.
Breivik (below) killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. Then he went to a nearby island where he hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers at a summer camp.
Meanwhile, Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police, which is leading the investigation, has indicated that the unnamed sources were not authorized to release any information to news organizations.
"The unfortunate origin of unsubstantiated details of this case are both hurtful, and, many times, inaccurate," Vance said Tuesday in a news release.