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USATODAY:  27 reported killed in Newtown, Conn., school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. — “A lone gunman killed 26 people at an elementary school here, including 18 children, in a terrifying early Friday morning shooting spree.

The Associated Press and local media reported the shooter, an unidentified adult male, was also dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A second person was in custody. Two handguns were recovered at the scene. Mayor Mark Boughton said several victims had been taken to local hospitals.

Groups of students — some crying, some holding hands — were being escorted away from the school by their teachers. Some witnesses reported of up to 100 shots.

The incident is the latest in a series mass shootings in the U.S. this year, including Tuesday’s assault by a lone gunman at a Portland, Ore., shopping mall that left two dead and one wounded…” [RESTOFSTORY]

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