Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families. I can't even begin to try to imagine what they must be going through.
In one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, at least 26 people, including 20 children, have been killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, about 60 miles northeast of New York on Friday.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School appeared to be the US’ second deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, in which 32 people were killed and 17 others wounded.
The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, killed his mother at their home and then opened fire inside the school. The 20-year-old killer, carrying at least two handguns, committed suicide at the school, bringing the death toll to 28, authorities said.