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COPY-UPDATE: CT School shooter identified

NEWTON, Conn. (WKOW) -- ABC News is now confirming the gunman in Friday morning's elementary school shooting in Connecticut is Ryan Lanza from New Jersey.

ABC News is also citing a source as saying Lanza's mother worked at the school and is among the dead.

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NEWTON, Conn. (WKOW) -- Connecticut state police are not saying how many people have died in the elementary school shooting earlier Friday morning.

They are saying a number of children and staff are among the dead, as well as the shooter.

Again, a 20-year-old man, with connections to the school, went inside and opened fire with a .223-caliber rifle Friday morning.  There were reports of 27 dead, including 18 children.

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NEWTON, Conn. (WKOW) -- A law enforcement official says the gunman in the Connecticut elementary school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.

The gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle.  The official also stated the New Jersey State Police are searching a location in that state, in connection with the shootings. 

Reports are the mass shooting left 27 dead, including 18 children.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WKOW) -- The Associated Press is reporting 27 people are dead including 18 children in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

They cited an official with knowledge of the shooting. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still underway.

27 News will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WKOW) -- ABC News is now reporting that more than a dozen persons, including children, have been shot and killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Federal and state law enforcement sources just confirmed that information.

The Associated Press is citing an official with knowledge of the investigation as saying the gunman in Friday's elementary school shooting in Connecticut has been killed.

Connecticut State Police previously said they are assisting local police in Newtown, CT. in response to the shooting.

27 News will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WKOW) -- ABC News is citing sources that say there is a second gunman in the Friday morning shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT., and that the second gunman is at large.

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NEWTON, CONN. (WKOW) -- The Associated Press is citing an official with knowledge of the investigation as saying the gunman in Friday's elementary school shooting in Connecticut has been killed.

Connecticut State Police previously said they are assisting local police in Newtown, CT. in response to the shooting.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps says a teacher has been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital, but it's unclear if that's the only injury.

The superintendent's office says the district has locked down schools.

The shooting was reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, in western Connecticut.

State police say Newtown police called them at about 9:40 a.m. about the reports.

 

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