Facebook users attacked the official Page for the video game “Mass Effect” after media misidentified a Facebook user as a suspect in Friday’s shooting that left 26 people dead at a Connecticut elementary school who listed the game in his interests.
Facebook user Ryan Lanza, 24, has said he is not the person accused at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shootings, after several media outlets uncovered his Facebook page when police announced his name earlier Friday. According to recent reports, Ryan is the older brother of the actual suspect, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
The comments below are a sampling of those left on the page:
Fans of the game have come on the Facebook page to both defend against the comments, and to correct the posters that they had the wrong page and wrong person.
Neither BioWare or its parent company EA responded on the Facebook page or deleted the comments, and did not respond to inquires for comment.
Police say the suspected shooter entered the school with several weapons, killing 26 people, including 20 children. According to Reuters, the shooter’s body was also found inside the school, though police cannot confirm if he killed himself.
Image courtesy of Electronic Arts.