Many dead in Connecticut primary school shooting
December 14, 2012 2:19 PM Subscribe
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The BBC is reporting
that police arrived at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut
soon after 09:40 local time today, answering reports that a gunman was in the school's main office.
The Los Angeles Times reports
that "...according to State Police spokesman Paul Vance, the gunman entered the school and fired at students and staff in one section – two rooms – at the school." Lt Vance later said 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after they were taken to hospital. Six adults were also killed. The gunman died at the scene. The Wall Street Journal reports
state police saying another victim was found dead elsewhere in Newtown, putting the total toll at 28.
Early reports named 24-year-old Ryan Lanza as the gunman, but officials later said his brother Adam, 20, was the suspect. Ryan Lanza was being questioned by police, the Associated Press and New York Times
There is a currently rapidly evolving wikipedia page
on the shooting.