Friday, 14 December 2012
Horror! At least 27 People, Including 22 Children Shot Dead In Connecticut School Shooting, USA
At least 27 people are dead - including 22 children - after a gunman believed to be a father opened fire today, committing what may be the worst school shooting in American history at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Police were dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after they received reports of shots being fired by a gunman in one of the kindergarten classrooms of the school at 9.41am.
There are preliminary reports a student's father, who is believed to be 24-years-old and from New Jersey, was the shooter. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and had four guns.
He was killed at the scene though it is unclear if he shot himself or was brought down by an officer.
A second man who was seen running from the scene right after the shooting was taken into custody a few hours later.