Candlelight vigils are underway in Connecticut, America mourns one of the worst mass killings again debate the controversial issue of gun control.
Peace and security in the suburb of Newtown Connecticut had already shattered in an attack on a primary school in the sleepy town. Connecticut school shooter has been identified as Ryan Lanza, 24. Earlier, Mediaite – and many other media – asked if this Facebook page belonged to the gunman Connecticut.
The reports said Lanza, a 24-year-old graduate of Quinnipiac University, were killed in an apartment in Hoboken and then drove to Newtown, Connecticut, where he used a .223 caliber rifle to kill 28 people before turning the gun against himself. Among the victims of his mother, Nancy, a kindergarten teacher.
Lanza thoughts quickly went into the development of his younger brother, Adam, who she feared was associated with violence in Sandy Hook Elementary School, friends said.
He was of similar magnitude to the massacre at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, in April 2007, when Seung-Hui Cho opened fire in two buildings of the school, killing 32 students and staff.
The Hartford Courant reported that the shooting took place in a kindergarten class at the elementary school in Sandy Hook. The gunman, who had two firearms were killed. Governor Dannel Malloy representative Andrew Doba, the governor said to monitor the situation and is in “constant contact” with the State Police, which coordinates with federal and local authorities. The police arrived on the scene and were escorting children to school. The number of victims is not yet clear.
According to initial reports, the shooting took place in a kindergarten class. Shortly after 9 am, police said the shooter was the headquarters of the school and a person in the room had “multiple gunshot wounds,” said the Hartford Courant. Published the first images of the scene showed a group of students, some of them crying, they were escorted out of school by their teachers. Parents arrived tense and at school.
Local school authorities and emergency exists for children to be returned to their parents to take them home. Officials are still looking for active school.
Eight years, Alex Wasik, a third-grader at the school, told the Hartford Courant report that police check everybody at the school before being escorted out.
Another student said there was broken glass everywhere and an officer was taken to the class, asking them to run out. Dozens of soldiers at the scene position is to assist the local police. Heavily armed police gathered outside the school and a number of cars were built.