Police reported that 27 people, including 20 children and six adults were killed in Newtown, Ct., after a lone gunman opened fire during the school day Friday, NBC News reported. The gunman died at the scene.
Authorities identified the gunman as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Federal officials initially mistakenly identified the gunman as his 24-year-old brother, Lanza was reportedly carrying his brother’s identification.
Lanza used two 9mm handguns in the shootout. Police authorities confirmed that Lanza was dead inside the school and that the crime scene had been secured by Friday afternoon.