Devastating, horrific news. A mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut occurred where at least 27 were left dead, mostly children.
There’s still very limited information on this breaking news as the investigation continues. What we know now, according to this Hartford Courant report, is that 27 people were killed, 18 of them children, many of which belonged to a kindergarten classroom.
The person believed to be the shooter, who was 24 years old, is dead. It’s still not clear what his motive or connection to the school was—there are reports he may have been a father of one of the students, however this isn't confirmed yet. One parent of the shooter was also found fatally shot in their New Jersey home. According to various reports, the Kindergarden teacher was the parent of the shooter.
There's also word there may have been a second shooter, but this is also unconfirmed. The latest update is that a SWAT team is searching the home of this second shooter, investigating this report.
This could be the worst school shooting in history. The death count at Columbine was 15. The death count at Virginia Tech was 32.
Many of us are still waiting on an official press briefing from police for more info.
As this story develops, celebs who are waking up to this news have also began to express via Twitter their condolences, sadness, outrage, frustration, and confusion over the tragedy.
Chad Michael Murray: “Anger cant explain my feelings 4 guns & Evil ppl! Love 2 every1 in #Connecticut affected by this tragedy. My heart weeps 4 U... God bless”
Alyssa Milano: “What the fuck is wrong with people?”
Hilary Duff: “Oh my.I am shocked.Heartbroken.Devastating news about this elementary school shooting. What is wrong w/ people?Praying hard 4 these family's”
Mandy Moore: “Absolutely devastating news this morning. There are no words.Thoughts, prayers and love to all in #Newtown.”
Sophia Bush: “My heart aches for Connecticut ….”
Kim Kardashian: “These kids come to school to learn, never expecting this tragedy to happen. They didn't deserve this. Praying for everyone involved!”
Khloe Kardashian: “To harm children who are defenseless is truly disgusting. I'm in disbelief #PrayforNewtown my heart truly goes out to EVERYONE affected”
Vinny Guadagnino: “Prayig for the Victims in the Connecticut school shooting. This is happening too much .”
Christina Applegate: “There are just no words. Only sorrow. We are all shedding tears today for those families.”
Ian Somerhalder: Wait!WTF?!Just got to work to find out about this atrocity in Connecticut!WHY?Why is happening all over our nation?!Stop shooting people!!!!”