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US shooting: President notified', says White House

14 December 2012 Last updated at 18:32 GMT

As many as 27 people have been killed, including many children, in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut, US media say.

At least 18 children are among the dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the Associated Press reported.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the President Obama is receiving regular updates as more information becomes available.