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18 children among 27 dead in U.S. school shootout

Posted on Dec 15, 02:22PM | IBNS

At least 27 people, including around 18 children, were shot and killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning, media reports said.

The massacre involved two gunmen and prompted the town to lock down all of its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school, authorities said.

State Police confirmed that while while one shooter is dead, they are still searching for a second posible gunman who is apparently at large.

Officials said that even though at least 25 people, mostly children, were dead, the number of casualties could rise.

Police arrived at the school soon after 09:40 local time (14:40 GMT), answering reports that a gunman was in the school's main office.

The incident in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City, is the worst shooting in a U.S. elementary school in recent memory, American media said.