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27 Dead at Conn. School, One Other Person Dead at Separate Scene

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WGGB) — Police have confirmed that over two dozen people were shot and killed by a gunman Friday morning.

Conn. State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance says that 27 people died after a shooter entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School around 9:30 a.m.

Vance says that among the dead are 18 kids who were killed at the scene and two that died at an area hospital.

Six adults were also killed and pronounced dead at the scene.

All those shot Friday were confined within two rooms in one section of the building, Vance adds.

The shooter is also dead from what the Associated Press reports was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Vance says that there is another crime scene investigation on-going in Newtown, where another person has been found dead. He wouldn’t elaborate on that investigation.

ABC’s Pierre Thomas reports that the gunman’s mother was a teacher at the school, and she was among those killed.

Newtown is located about 45 minutes southwest of Hartford, in Fairfield County.

ABC40′s Nathan O’Leary and Shannon Hegy are in Newtown and will have the latest as it becomes available.

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  • shawnm

    Americans and their love of there guns. The US should ban guns period except state police,cops or military. But the DUMB AMERICAN wont stand for it. They reap what they sow.

  • anonymous777

    Hey shawnm, no racists jokes when the perp is white huh..?? At least minorities dont gun down innocent people including kids ..white folks please stop actin crazy and killing kids

  • shawnm

    Ann777: This POS is dead. Thank god he is dead. Comments regarding the day to day drug selling, robberies etc. is a quality of life issue. This POS was crazy. It dosent happen everyday. It is tragic, but lets be clear. If you dont think Sprfld doesnt need to be cleansed of the filfth then I dont no what planet you live on. By the way is this EMMIE EWING posting as ann777?

  • shawnm

    Also ann777 look at the homincide rates in Chicago.

  • shawnm

    Neal please SPARE US ALL your liberal analysis. Thats part of the problem with our system. This POS was just that. When things like robberies & murders occur sometimes people just evil.

  • anonymous777

    It doesnt happn everyday?? The shooting at the mall the shootings at the movies the guy who raped the whole daycare..my point is p.o.s come in all color and no im not emmie keep doxing beeach..

  • anonymous777

    There is no reason why a citizen should have semi automatic weapons why are people shocked when these weapons serve their purpose by taking innocent lives no ones saying u dont have a right to bear arms but what do u need a high capacity firearm for?? When will washington listen..and yes people will still find a way to kill if laws got stricter but it wouldnt be as bad..there wouldnt be an element of surprise..there would be more time for would be victims to escape the scene..people would be more willing to confront some one with a bat or a knife in order to save a life than to confront a person with a rifle…

  • anonymous777

    @shawnm..and no dont thank god hes dead a pos is too much of a good name for him..coward takin the easy way out after killing kids cause hes mad at thecworld..thats the worst part no justice can be served

  • shawnm

    Ann777: #1 Justice was served. #2 Yes, recently events like this are occuring more frequent but dosent happen EVERYDAY#3.Agreed, Like I said AMERICANS LLOVE GUNS. ALL GUNS SHOULD BE BANNED sans police, military & swat. #4 If you dont think Sprgfld needs a cleansing-harsher penatlies for violent crime in Sprfld-so of these people have been arrrested 30 times & r out. Wake-up!!!

  • shawnm

    Kay your 2hrs too late with your info

  • anonymous777

    Recently events like this are occuring more frequent..but doesnt happen……thats called a paradox shawnm…lol

  • anonymous777

    My point being that u cant blame a specific group of people saying they cause all the crime because that specific group of people make up the majority for that town..just like if u watch the news in northhampton most of the criminals would be caucasian if u watch the news in hartford most would be black and if you watch the news in mexico most of the criminals would be mexican spfld mostly latinos so next time u wanna make racist statements remember to factor in demographics….just SAYIN..DERP DERP…

  • shawnm

    Ann777: I WILL KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR YOU: EVENTS LIKE THE ONES YOU MENTION DON’T HAPPEN EVERYDAY. Understand babe. lol!

  • shawnm

    Sprfld is diverse: black,white,latino,asian etc. but most of the crime is commited by…..? Fill in the blank! Lol!

  • shawnm

    Ann777:Sprfld is diverse: black,white,latino,asian etc. but most of the crime is commited by…..? Fill in the blank! Lol!

  • shawnm

    Ann777:Sprfld is diverse: black,white,latino,asian etc. but most of the crime is commited by…..? Fill in the blank! Dr. Ann777 PHD. in Cluelessness. Lol!

  • shawnm

    Thats what I thought Ano777. My point made.

  • anonymous777

    @shawnm. According to DIVERSITY DATA.ORG spfld is compromised of the following..

    Latinos49.3%
    Black 16.8%
    Asian68%
    Whites -8.6% ok u fkn moron…and WTF DID U JUST CALL ME BABE!?? WTF OH HELL NOO. NOW GO GOOGLE SOME SHIT AND COME AGAIN U FKN MORON

  • anonymous777

    Fill in this blank shawn loves _ _ _ _!

  • shawnm

    Take it easy babe. You know Im right.Your stats prove who commits most of the crimes.HELL YEAH BABE!!! Have a good safe nite.

  • shawnm

    I dont want to argue with you. You seem a little too…..um…ghe**o.

  • shawnm

    Ano777:I dont want to argue with you. You seem a little too…..um…ghe**o.

  • Samuel

    More people need to carry guns. The answer is more legal carries, not fewer. If we allow teachers to carry, principals to carry…
    Think about airlines, sky marshals, flight deck crew…they carry now. We need to allow everyone to carry.
    If you walk into a 7-11 and someone pulls out a gun, “give me your money”, then the customers pull out their guns and tell them to sit down and shut up!
    Fact…guns don’t kill people. Sick, evil, empty, lost people do things like this. This is going to haunt all of us reading the stories for a very long time.
    We need to protect our families, not give up our protection.

    Guaranteed re-election to the first Senator who sponsors a Bill to allow teachers/professors to carry openly or concealed in school zones!!!

  • Eddie

    we should stay strong this well stay in all are hearts.we need to take our time to pray for the famlies and for are future that we lost.this day well never be forgotten. i hope that are president is going to find out whats going on im sure he is. this is the third time that something like this happen. we all should keep are eyes open for anything thats suspicious.