Connecticut Elementary School Shooter Identified as Adam Lanza


UPDATE: AP is now reporting that the suspect in the shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

As per The Huffington PostThis story originally incorrectly identified the wrong Facebook page as possibly connected to the shooter.

CNN has identified the alleged gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. as Ryan Lanza.

According to police, Lanza, 24, is suspected of killing 27 people — 8 adults and 18 children — at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

A neighbor of Ryan Lanza’s parents in Sandy Hook told The Huffington Post that police are at Lanza’s parents house.

The shooter was killed during the rampage and several others were injured.
The identities of the shooting victims has not yet been released.

The gunman was wearing dark clothing, a mask, a bulletproof vest, and was carrying four guns. A cause and manner of death is pending, police said.

Police continue to investigate if there was a second shooter involved.

Unconfirmed reports say that principal Dawn Hochsprung and a school psychologist were killed, according to a parent who claimed to witness part of the attack, CNN reported.

The masked gunman entered the school administration office around 9:40 a.m., about 30 minutes after the school day began. The first 911 call was received by police one minute later.

Investigators said the gunman fired his weapon at least 100 times.

Students inside the building were escorted out in a single-file line. There are about 626 students enrolled in kindergarten through fourth grade classes at Sandy Hook Elementary, with another 46 faculty members, Newtown Patch reported.

Authorities have not commented on whether the deadly encounter was captured on video surveillance.

Friday’s shooting comes just two days after a gunman in Oregon shot and killed two people at a crowded Oregon mall. The suspect in that case was identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts. Police say Roberts’ took his own life inside a mall store. Authorities in that case are still piecing together a possible motive.

Sandy Hook Elementary School is closed Friday while police continue to investigate the shooting.

This story originally incorrectly identified the wrong Facebook page as possibly connected to the shooter.

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