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27 killed in one of the worst US gun rampage

December 14, 2012 - Newtown, CT

In one of the worst mass shootings in the U.S. History, a heavily armed gunman opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, killing at least 27 people. The gun man also died in the massacre.

The gunman who is identified as Adam Lanza, is 20-year-old and had opened fire on a classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Authorities found 18 children and seven adults dead in the incident. Two children were declared dead after being taken to a hospital. According to the state police, the total death toll is 28.

The gunman walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot his mother and 20 students and five other adults before killing himself.

In an emotional address, President Barack Obama wiping away tears said, "Our hearts are broken today, for the parents, and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost. Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are no words that will ease their pain,"

This is the second shooting rampage in a week in the United States. The Sandy Hook Elementary is in Newtown about 80 miles northeast of New York City. The city has a population of 27,000.

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