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Published On: Fri, Dec 14th, 2012

One dead, three sent to hospital after shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school

At least one person is dead after a shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Police said multiple people had been shot as three people reportedlywere taken to nearby Danbury Hospital, a spokeswoman for the hospital told NBC Connecticut on its live broadcast.

UPDATE: Over two dozen are dead, many are children – more details here

The spokeswoman did not elaborate on the ages of the victims or their conditions. 

photo/Fbi.gov public domain

photo/Fbi.gov public domain

The shooting was reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, in western Connecticut (45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 NE of New York City).

State police say Newtown police called them at about 9:40 a.m. about the reports.

One confirmed source tells the Global Dispatch that a teacher has been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

State police sources said one shooter is dead.

Earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed.

A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said.

According to the Hartford Courant, police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.

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