Armed man kills twenty children, his mother, and six adults at elementary school in CT
Scores of people — including children — were killed on Friday morning when at least one gunman opened fire in an Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT.
Children were reportedly told to run out of the building with their eyes closed after the incident occurred Friday. Reports from the Hartford Courant suggest that the shooting took place inside of a kindergarten classroom.
A total of 28 are dead, including 20 children, according to Connecticut state police Lt. Paul Vance. One gunman was also killed. Only one person made it out injured, but alive. Every person in the kindergarten classroom of Lanza’s mother was reportedly killed in the attack.
News outlets have identified the gunman either as 24 year-old Ryan Lanza, or younger brother Adam Lanza. Connecticut officials have not officially identified the shooter. The mother of the Lanzas, one of those killed in the shooting, worked as a teacher at the school. A second potential gunman, identified by some news outlets as Lanza’s brother, was found in the woods near the school is custody, according to NBC. The AP also reports that Lanza’s girlfriend and friend are missing in New Jersey.