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      27 Dead in Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School

      At least 27 people, including 14 children, killed as gunman opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
      By Elad Benari, Canada
      First Publish: 12/14/2012, 8:19 PM

      Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School
      Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School
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      At least 27 people, including 14 children, were killed Friday in a shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, CBS News reported.

      The shooting incident took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, about 12 miles east of Danbury.

      ABC News reported that the massacre involved two gunmen, prompting the town of Newtown to lock down all of its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school.

      NBC reported that the gunman, identified as Ryan Lanza, 24, was found dead at the scene. Lanza's mother is a kindergarten teacher at the Newtown school, and it's inside her classroom where most of the casualties took place, the report said. Lanza's mother was among those murdered.

      Later, another member of Lanza's family was found shot to death at home in Newtown. A second person is in custody for a possible connection to Friday's slaughter, reported NBC.

      While some students have been reunited with their parents on the school's perimeter, one group of students remains unaccounted for, a source with a child in the school told ABC News.

      The school is kindergarten through fourth grade and has about 700 students.

      Three patients have been taken to Danbury Hospital, which is also on lockdown, according to the hospital's Facebook page.

      (Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)