Candles at vigil
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

US town in mourning after school shooting

The United States is in mourning following one of the worst school shootings in American history.

A gunman shot dead 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning.

The suspect has been named as 20-year old-Adam Lanza - whose body was found in the school.

Reports say he killed his mother at her home before his attack at the school.

Laura Trevelyan reports.

Go to next video: School dead 'shot multiple times'