A heavily armed young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six adults at a school in an idyllic Connecticut town, in one of the worst mass shootings in US history.
People grieve at the scene of a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into the school in an idyllic town with at least two sophisticated firearms.
Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance said 18 children were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and that two more died of their wounds in hospital.
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