As it happened: US school shooting

Key points

  • Twenty children and six adults have been killed in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut.
  • US media identified the gunman, who was also killed, as Adam Lanza - not his brother Ryan as initially reported.
  • There is also a dead adult - believed to be the gunman's mother - at a second crime scene near the school.
  • President Obama says 'our hearts are broken today' as he pays tribute to the victims

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Reporting:

  • Daniel Nasaw 
  • Penny Spiller 
  • Sarah Bell 
  • Robert Greenall 

Last updated 15 December 2012

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