updated 12/14/2012 AT 3:40 PM ET
•originally published 12/14/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
A massive, deadly shooting broke out Friday morning at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City.
Of the 27 people confirmed dead, 20 are children – 18 were originally reported and now two more have perished at the hospital. Six adults, plus the shooter, died at the scene. The shooter’s mother was found dead at another location.
“The shooter is deceased inside the building. The scene is secure,” Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police department said in a press conference Friday afternoon. “Many agencies are working together to answer questions about what happened … the public is not in danger.”
CNN reports that one alleged shooter’s body was discovered in a classroom, though it is not known if he died by his own hand, by police, or some other means.
According to the Associated Press, the gunman is 20-year-old Adam Lanza whose mother Nancy was was killed. The shooter reportedly had three guns, including a .223-caliber rifle.