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27 People Murdered In Mass Shooting at School In Newton Falls, Connecticut

UPDATED AT 2 p.m. EST:

State Police are on scene following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

State Police are on scene following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday’s shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • There has been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • The death toll is closer to 30 dead, than 20, including many children
  • The shooter is also dead

Authorities in Connecticut responded to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning, the local NBC station reports.

Police reported 27 deaths, including 18 dead children and others wounded, according to the Associated Press.

The one known shooter was 24, carrying four weapons and wearing black clothing and a bullet proof vest. He is dead, authorities told ABC News. Police continue to investigate if there was a second shooter involved.

Hews Media Group will have additional updates as soon as they are available.

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Im so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to all the families that had to deal with this tragedy. God Bless.