Children, gunman dead in Conn. elementary school shooting

At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting…

At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, officials told CBS News.

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller said that the death toll was preliminary and likely to change. At least eight adults were killed in the shooting. The gunman also died. At least one teacher was wounded.

It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school. Miller reports authorities have an individual in custody who investigators said may be a possible second shooter.

Law enforcement sources told Miller that preliminary and unconfirmed information indicates that the gunman was the father of a student. Officials also told Miller that the suspect is around 20 years old who apparently drove to the school from New Jersey.

Read more at CBS News

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  • Todd in RPK

    Every time we make a bit of forward progress for gun rights and 2A, some fucktard comes along and screws it all up. My heart goes out to the families. I have a feeling x-mas will never be the same for them.