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Updated: Friday, 14 Dec 2012, 11:49 PM EST
Published : Friday, 14 Dec 2012, 10:00 AM EST
11:50 UPDATE: Investigators will spend the night at Sandy Hook Elementary School as they work to positively identify victims of the mass killing in Newtown Friday.
"Evil visited this community today," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.
28 people were killed, 20 of them children. One other woman was injured. She was shot in the leg but is recovering. Among the victims was Sandy Hook's principal, Dawn Hochsprung .
The gunman was identified as Adam Lanza, 20. Authorities initially identified his brother as the gunman.
"Our hearts are broken today," President Obama said .
The state medical examiner is inside the school in a makeshift morgue. State police hope to be able to release the names of all of those who were killed on Saturday.
Gov. Malloy ordered flags at half staff until the victims are buried.
9:20 UPDATE: AP Reports : "A law enforcement official says authorities investigating the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school found more guns inside the school than the initial two that had been reported."
7:55 UPDATE: Connecticut state police hope to have positive identification of all victims from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown by tomorrow.
27 people, including 20 children, were killed at the school. The gunman, identified by federal authorities as Adam Lanza, took his own life.
Another victim, Lanza's mother, was found shot and killed at her home.
In all, 28 people were killed.
"It's heart wrenching for us as well as the families," Connecticut state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said at a news conference Friday night.
State police expect they will be processing the shooting scene until at least until Sunday.
Lt. Vance said they are confident they have the shooter.
6:00 Update: Gov Dannel Malloy: "Evil visited this community today."
5:06 p.m. UPDATE: Connecticut state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said "we will leave no stone unturned" as they investigate the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday.
"We will look into everything," he said at an evening news conference.
20 children and six adults were killed at the school. The suspect was also found dead at the school. Another body was found at a secondary location, Lt. Vance said.
No names have officially been released, but Lt. Vance said they have tentatively identified a suspect.
Federal authorities identified the gunman as Adam Lanza.
Lt. Vance said a state trooper has been assigned to the family of each victim so police can easily communicate with everyone. Counseling has also been provided for the first responders who got to the school and found the bodies of the victims.
The Newtown community has been outstanding in support of the victims, Lt. Vance said.
4:45 UPDATE: Police tell News 8 that Nancy Lanza, the mother of Newtown school shooting suspect Adam Lanza, was found dead in a home on Yogananda St. in Newtown.
Federal law enforcement had originally identified Adam's brother as the gunman.
4:21 UPDATE: AP Reports: "A law enforcement official is now saying the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza."
4:05 UPDATE: AP reports: "Law officials: School shooting suspect is 20-year-old son of teacher; older brother questioned."
3:45 UPDATE: Investigators expect to be at Sandy Hook Elementary School throughout the night and Saturday as they try to piece together the deadly shooting Friday.
State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said 18 children and six adults died at the school, and two children died at the hospital. The suspect was also dead, for a total of 27 dead.
Lt. Vance said the shootings happened in two rooms in one section of the school. "It is not a simplistic scene," he said.
Authorities have not positively identified anyone at this point.
Lt. Vance said there is a lot of information that they can not yet confirm.
3:18 UPDATE: President Obama: "Our hearts are broken today."
2:58 p.m. UPDATE: AP source: Suspect in Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old; younger brother being held.
2:50 p.m. UPDATE: From ABC : "ABC confirms the mother of suspected shooter Ryan Lanza is among the dead at Newtown (CT) elementary-school mass shooting."
President Obama expected to speak about shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in #Newtown at 3:15 p.m.
2:35 UPDATE: CNN and ABC have identified the Newtown school shooting suspect is Ryan Lanza. He is in his 20s. Connecticut authorities have not officially released any names.
Local and state police have surrounded a home in Newtown in connection with the gunman.
1:50 UPDATE: Connecticut state police confirmed multiple fatalities in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday, including children.
"The public is not in danger," state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said in a news conference.
confirmed the gunman is among those dead inside the school. He would not confirm reports that a second gunman was involved.
He said the gunman had a tie to the school, but he did not elaborate.
About 600 students go to Sandy Hook Elementary.
1:30 UPDATE: The Associated Press reports the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school, and one weapon used in the attack was a .223-caliber rifle.
1:25 UPDATE: The Associated Press reports "An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children."
The gunman is among those dead, according to multiple reports. It's unclear if there was a second gunman.
ABC News ABC's Chris Cuomo reports one shooter was 24 years old, armed with four weapons and wearing a bulletproof vest.
The Connecticut Post reports state medical examiners are asking for help from other states to assist with the dead.
Police were expected to hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss the shooting.
12:45 UPDATE: ABC News reports more than a dozen people, including children, were shot and killed in a school shooting in Newtown this morning.
ABC confirmed the deaths through multiple federal and local officials.
Other towns in the immediate area around Newtown, among them Bethel, Brookfield and Monroe, have put students in lockdown as a precaution.
Gov. Dannel Malloy was on the scene to get a briefing from state and federal authorities.
UPDATE: The Associated Press citing officials, says a gunman has been killed after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
The AP reports the anonymous official said the gunman was armed with two weapons.
The Danbury News-Times also reports sources say the Sandy Hook School principal was killed in the Newtown shooting.
Police have made no official statement yet on deaths or injuries. Police were expected to hold a news conference some time after 12:30 pm. to give official details about what happened.
Gov. Dannel Malloy was heading to the shooting scene. A spokesman said via Twitter "Gov. Malloy just concluded a conference call w/ federal officials offering to provide any assistance the state needs."
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were evacuated form the school this morning after a reported shooting.
There is no confirmation of fatalities by police. Three people have been taken to Danbury Hospital, a hospital official said.
The school is located at 12 Dickinson Drive. Newtown emergency officials are telling parents to stay by their phone, not to go to the school.
A witness told News 8 she saw two children, one had a bloody face, the other with a hand injury.
The children were taken to a nearby fire station, where parents and scores of police and other first responders were staging.
News 8's Kent Pierce reports emergency responders from several towns, along with the FBI, are on the scene.
Gov. Dannel Malloy's office said via Twitter "State Police are coordinating w/ federal & local authorities in Newtown. Will provide add'l updates as they become available."
A photo taken by the Newtown Bee newspaper shows children being led from the school by police. The paper reported one child was carried from the school by a police officer, but police have not confirmed any injuries.
State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance would not confirm what is happening, but he told News 8 that several troopers are responding to the school at the request of Newtown police.
A message posted on the school's website made no mention of the shooting, but said "Afternoon kindergarten is cancelled today, December 14th. There will be no mid-day bus runs."
Several News 8 crews are headed to the scene to get more information.