People embrace at a firehouse staging area for family around near the scene of a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, today. An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
A shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday morning killed 27 people, including 18 children, law enforcement sources said. The dead at Sandy Hook Elementary, about 60 miles northeast of New York City, included the suspected gunman, who law enforcement sources identified as Ryan Lanza, 20. Authorities said Lanza killed himself. Lanza’s mother worked at the school, the sources said, and Lanza allegedly killed her before killing the others/Washington Post. More here.