Connecticut School Shooting: 27 Dead, Including 18 Children


A gunman bursting into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, has killed 27, including 18 children, and wounded at least three people.

One of the wounded people is a teacher. He is now in hospital with a leg wound.

Arriving police officers shot dead the attacker.


Reports say he was armed with two handguns and might have had an accomplice.

All Newtown schools and daycare centers are shut.

The suspected gunman in Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school is dead on the scene, a source with knowledge of the investigation told.

The source also said police have recovered two weapons from the suspect, a Glock and a Sig Sauer. It’s unclear if police killed the suspect, the source said.


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