CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING: Adam Lanza, 24, has been identified as gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. According to media reports, his parent was found dead in a New Jersey home today. Twenty-seven people are dead, including 18 children. Two handguns were found at the scene and Adam Lanza is dead. Ryan Lanza’s mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and her body was found among the dead. Ryan Lanza, his brother, is being questioned by police.
Fox News reports Adam Lanza lived in Hoboken, N.J., and had ties to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to officials. The gunman was found dead inside the building, but it is not clear if he committed suicide or was killed. Four weapons in total were recovered from the school. Adam Lanza killed his father in New Jersey before unleashing this horrific tragedy on the school. There are reports that his girlfriend and another friend are missing.
***ADAM LANZA is also being mentioned as the possible shooter. Stay tuned for updates.***
President Obama orders flags at White House, federal buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Connecticut victims – statement via@NBCNews
Obama: There’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the overwhelming grief that I do – live video
Obama on Connecticut school shooting: We’ve endured too many of these tragedies over the past few years – live video
Obama: We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action – live video
Report: Source tells @AP the younger brother of Connecticut school shooting suspect is being held.
CONNECTICUT POLICE — 20 CHILDREN AND SIX ADULTS KILLED IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING.
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