At least 18 children are dead in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. CNN reports that “close to 20″ are dead.
There’s been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
We’re told “close to 20″ people are dead, including at least 10 children.
From NBC News:
At least 26 people were killed, including at least 18 children, when a gunman opened fire in a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning, a law enforcement official said. The alleged gunman, a 20-year-old male, was later found dead at the school.
The incident sent crying children spilling into the school parking lot as frightened parents waited for word on their loved ones.
“I was in the gym and I heard a loud, like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner, so we all huddled,” one student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown told NBC Connecticut during its live broadcast. “And I kept hearing these booming noises. And we all … started crying.