School shooter found dead - police

 / 14 Dec '12

Newtown, Connecticut - The gunman at an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which at least 27 people including 18 children, were killed, has been found dead inside the school building, state police officials said on Friday.

"The shooter is deceased inside the building," said Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance, at a press conference outside the school. "The scene is secure."

Parents pick up children outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012. At least 27 people, including children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported, citing unnamed officials. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughli. Credit: REUTERS

Vance declined to confirm the number of dead.

"There were several fatalities at the scene, both students and staff," he told reporters.

Police were called to the school at 9:30 a.m. local time, Vance said. - Reuters

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