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20 Children and 6 Adults Killed in Mass Shooting in Connecticut


NEWTOWN, CT -- Authorities say as many as 20 children and 8 adults were killed this morning when a man walked into an elementary and opened fire.

Tragedy in a small Connecticut community.  Police say a shooter struck Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown Friday morning.

There were several fatalities at the scene, both students and staff a parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired.

The alleged shooter is dead and police have recovered three weapons.

The first 9-1-1 call came in around 9:30 am, police implemented an active shooter search.

There were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof.

"Our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible any and all students in the school."

President Obama ordered U.S. flags to half-staff in honor of the victims.

Speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. "They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own."

He also offered assistance, and condolences, to Connecticut's governor, during a difficult time.

"I only ask that all of our fellow citizens and around the world that have offered their assistance remember the victims in their prayers."

The community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. How could somebody do this? it's sickening.