Connecticut School Shooting 27 Killed Including 20 Children: A young man about 20 years old opened fire Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown (Connecticut) and has murdered the 27 people, including 20 children aged 5 to 10 years with his own mother, who was a teacher of the school, as reported by the American press.
The latest report offered by the Connecticut State Police located the deceased in 27, including an adult who has been found dead in a second crime scene in Connecticut and the gunman himself.
Several U.S. media had reported that the alleged perpetrator of the slaughter has been identified as Ryan Lance, a 24 year old. However, sources in the security services have assured the U.S. newspaper The New York Times that the author of the shooting is Adam Lanza, 20 years old, and younger brother of Lance Ryan, who has been questioned by the authorities.
According to U.S. media, the author of the shooting came at 9.40 am elementary school to Sandy Hook with a bulletproof vest protected and provided with four arms. Adam Lanza focused his attack in the classroom in which his mother taught class, which made most of the nearly one hundred shots of the slaughter before taking his own life.
Police explained that 18 children have died on the spot and two others died in the hospital. In addition, six adults have died at school and another adult was found dead elsewhere in Connecticut, a death that is also related to the slaughter.
U.S. officials have not finalized by the time the person who has been found dead in the second scene of the crime in Connecticut. Several media outlets have suggested that the deceased was the father of Adam Lanza, something which has not yet been confirmed by the authorities.
Moreover, the CNN has reported that Lance’s brother has been found dead during a search conducted by the authorities in a house in Hoboken, in the state of New Jersey.
However, Police Capt. James Fitzsimmons of New Jersey has said that Hoboken has found no bodies related to the slaughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
After the slaughter at Newtown Primary School, U.S. President Barack Obama, has appeared before reporters excited to offer condolences to the families of the victims of the shooting and has called on politicians to “join” and take action to prevent “tragedies” of this type.
Obama, with tears in his eyes, explained in his speech that does not react “as president but as a father.” “I know there is no father in America who does not feel the same pain that I feel devastating,” he said, recalling that among the shooting victims are children between five and ten years.
“They had a lifetime ahead, birthdays, graduations, weddings, their own children,” said the president, before indicating that tonight embrace their daughters. However, he lamented, “Connecticut’s families can not do it tonight and we need.”
Obama has offered to “do everything I can to help” the victims, but has admitted that it can fill the gap for these families.