The Hartford Courant is reporting police have responded to a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Local police say they got a call around 9:40 this morning about a shooter in the school's main office.
Right now, very little information has been released, but the Courant is reporting there were two shooters, one is dead, the other may still be at large. Several people are reportedly injured as well.
Newtown has a population of about 27,000 and is located in western Connecticut.
UPDATE 11:00 AM: A Danbury Hospital official confirms three patients have been admitted from the scene at Sandy Hook Elementary. She would not say whether their injuries were gunshot wounds, however.
UPDATE 11:14 AM: NBC Connecticut just aired a live interview with a parent who claimed she'd been told the school's principal was shot and is dead. That report is not confirmed.
UPDATE 11:22 AM: NBC New York is reporting there has only been one fatality so far, the shooter.
UPDATE 11:51 AM: The Associated Press reports a teacher was also wounded in the shooting and the Hartford Courant is now reporting there were "multiple deaths" as a result of the shooting. Police are supposed to give more information at a news conference at 1:00 p.m. EST.
UPDATE 2:23 PM: CNN has identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza. NBC News is reporting Lanza's mother was a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary and it was in her classroom where most of the violence occurred, she is one of the dead.
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UPDATE 2:57 PM: Here is video of a news conference held around 1:40 this afternoon. Officials don't take any questions from reporters, but do confirm some vague details about this morning's shooting. President Obama is set to make a statement at 3:15 EST.
UPDATE 3:15 PM: President Obama has ordered all flags at half-staff through sunset on Dec. 18.
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UPDATE 3:56 PM: Here is the statement made by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy. He called today's events a "tragedy of unspeakable terms." After him, Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance spoke to reporters, clearing up some confusion. He refused to name the shooter, but confirmed that the 27 death are 20 children, 6 adults and the shooter. Lt. Vance also stated that the shooter died at the scene of the shooting, though he did not clarify whether the shooter was killed by police or suicide. Vance confirmed that one other person died in a separate scene in Newtown and that the school shooting was limited to two rooms in the school.
UPDATE 4:22 PM: The Associated Press is clearing up mixed reports: 20-year-old Adam Lanza is the shooter, his older brother Ryan is in custody being questioned. AP is also claiming Lanza's death was by suicide.
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