Connecticut Elementary School Shooting Leaves 27 Dead
Tragedy struck at a Connecticut grade school on Friday when a gunman opened fire on students and teachers.
As details continue to surface, ABC News is reporting that 27 people were killed, including 18 children. The massacre began around 9:30 AM at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.
Authorities confirmed in a press conference that the school is secure and that the killer is dead inside the building. Initial reports indicated there were two people responsible for the mayhem.
UPDATE: ABC News says that gunman Adam Lanza, 20, was found dead in the school of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His mother, a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook, was killed in her home prior to the spree. Erroneous early reports indicated Adam's older brother Ryan, 24, was responsible for the spree.