Conn. state police: 27 dead, including 20 children, at school; 1 other person dead elsewhere
By John Christoffersen, The Associated Press
Published Friday, December 14, 2012 12:03PM CST
Last Updated Friday, December 14, 2012 6:27PM CST
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene.
The dead at the school include 18 children -- two other children died later in hospital.
The gunman opened fire Friday morning inside a school where his mother worked.
He blasted his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.
The gunman killed himself. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says someone who lived with him also died.
Young students crying and looking frightened were escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line after the shots rang out in Newtown, 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP / Jessica Hill)