14 December 2012, 19:57

School shooting in Connecticut, 1 child reportedly dead

School shooting in Connecticut, 1 child reportedly dead

One child is reported dead after a gunman opened fire at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school Friday morning.

The Hartford Courant confirmed just after 11 a.m. that one student has been killed following an incident that began earlier in the morning, citing reports from authorities on the scene.

Moments earlier, authorities confirmed that a suspected gunman was also dead while at least three others were transported to a nearby hospital.

Police are considering the possibility of second shooter and are now searching for a purple automobile that was seen heading out of the city.

Shots were fired at around 9:40 a.m. this morning inside the main office at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where normally around 600 students in grades kindergarten through four attend class.

The school has since been flanked by dozens of state troopers, who are assisting local officers dispatched to the scene.

All public and private schools in Newtown, CT have been placed on lockdown following orders from the superintendent, and the police are on the scene now attempting to determine the extent of the incident.

The Newton Bee is reporting multiple injuries, and a hospital in nearby Danbury, CT says they have received three patients from the school.

Voice of Russia, RT

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