The tragic Connecticut school shootings: Live updates

Jessica Hullinger
The Week
Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

A Newtown, Conn., elementary school is devastated by one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history

Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, a shooting at The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. left multiple people dead, including several children. The suspected gunman, described as a man in his early 20s, has also been confirmed dead. Accounts of how many people have been shot and killed vary, but CNN is reporting that between 18 and 20 children are among the victims. The reports are rolling in through social media:

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