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Dec 14, 2012 12:53 PM by CBS News

27 people reported dead in Connecticut school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Twenty-seven people are dead including 14 children after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, CBS News has confirmed.

Officials say the gunman was also killed.

It happened around 9:40 a.m. Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Police believe there may be a second gunman and are looking for a red or maroon van with its back window blown out, 1010 WINS' Al Jones reported. Two guns have reportedly been recovered.

One 8-year-old student told CBS 2′s Lou Young he was on his way to the school's office when he saw the gunman.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," he said.

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