CNN Releases Suspect’s Identity in Mass School Shooting in Newtown
CBS news now reports the suspect has been identified as Adam Lanza, the younger brother of Ryan Lanza. Adam Lanza has been identified as the shooter and was identified as deceased inside of the school.
Gov. Malloy has ordered flags at half-staff until each victim has been buried.
Local churches are holding prayer services this evening at 7:00p.m.:
St. Mary’s Bethel, Dodgingtown Rd.
Walnut Hill Bethel, Walnut Hill Rd., Newtown
St. Rose Church, church hill Rd., Newtown. St. Rose will also be open 24/7 for prayer.
A mass school shooting, the worse in U.S. history, devastates Newtown today, after a gunman shot and killed 29 people, including children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School at approximately 9:30am this morning. The death toll may change as people are treated at the Danbury Hospital. Reports state the school’s beloved the principal, Dawn Hochsprung, and the school psychologist were killed. According to reports, most of the shooting took place in kindergarten classrooms.
CNN earlier reported that the suspect is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, of Hoboken New Jersey, formerly of Newtown, former student of Quinnipiac University. However CBS news reported at 4:18p.m. that the suspected gunman was Ryan’s younger brother Adam Lanza and was found dead in the school. Their mother’s home on Yogananda Street in Newtown was being blocked off by police. WFSB reported the gunman shot his father in New Jersey before heading to Newtown to shoot his mother who was a school teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary. The gunman has been reported dead at the scene due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Local schools and the Danbury Hostpital’s Emergency Room was on lockdown this morning in order to treat the shooting victims. Students at the KG-4th grade school were evacuated to a nearby firehouse where their parents were told to pick them up.
WFSB reported someone in the school office where an administrator’s meeting was being held tripped the loudspeaker system to alert teachers that something was wrong. Screaming and swearing was heard and alerted teacher that something that was wrong. Teachers hid children in closets and locked doors which no doubt saved the lives of those children.
St. Rose of Lima Church on Church Hill Road in Newtown will hold a prayer service this evening at 7:00 p.m. for all those effected. the church will be open 24/7 for prayer. Click here for more information.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected by this horrible, devastating tragedy.