December 14, 2012

27 26 Dead In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

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From CBS:

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — CBS News is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 14 students, after a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The gunman is among the dead.

CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller additionally reports the gunman is 20 years old and is from New Jersey.

UPDATE by SH: 18 children among the dead. I am listening to a 'verified' news report. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased and the wounded. Horrible, just horrible.

Fox is reporting 18 of the dead are children.

UPDATE by SH: A news conference was just held. No more info available about the dead and wounded until their families have been contacted.

UPDATE again by SH: Unconfirmed report: An entire kindergarten class unaccounted for.

Update By Howie: Killer identified as Ryan Lanza.

Update by Howie: We've some more information. We are also researching behind the scenes as well. Due to the fog of everyone running with this or that the 2 source rule apparently doesn't work in cases like these. So I've decided to just link and quote wire services until the fog clears a bit.

AP:

A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza and that his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter. The law enforcement official says the boys' mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the school as a teacher.

The official also said Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

I've also report that his mother, father and brother are also dead.

There are even questions now as to weather the ID with the name found on the shooter is even correct. We'll update as things clear up a bit. NY Post is reporting the shooter as named Adam not Ryan.

SooperMexican has more on the confusion here. If these leads pan out the original Facebook image was of a victim who lost family.

The murdered principal has been identified as one Dawn Hochsprung.

Update: AP agrees that first Facebook page reported by many outlets was brother of the shooter Adam. There are now reports that the man killed at the residence was not the father. I can't confirm this at this time.

Update by SH: 18 children died at the school and 2 died later of their injuries at the hospital

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