12/14/2012 2:09 PM ET |
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We can't even begin to understand why something like this would happen.
In a press conference regarding the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Lt. Paul Vance of the CT state police released a very small piece of good news for the citizens of Newtown, CT:
The scene is now secure. The public is not in danger."
However, though several reports are alleging close to 30 fatalities have been counted, Vance did not confirm how many people have been killed, but said:
"There were several fatalities at the scene. The shooter is dead inside the building."
A few sources are reporting that the shooter was a 20-year-old man with ties to the schools:
"The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings, said by an official in Connecticut to have left 27 dead, including 18 children."
Will continue to keep you updated as new reports are released.
We can not imagine the tragedy the parents and family members of the victims are feeling. We give them our deepest sympathy.
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