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Reports: 27 dead - 18 children - in CT elementary school shooting

The shooting was reported around 9:41 a.m. ET (Source: WFSB) The shooting was reported around 9:41 a.m. ET (Source: WFSB)

At least 27 people have been killed, including 18 children, in a shooting at an elementary school Friday, according to multiple news outlets, including CBS News.

There are conflicting reports on whether the shooting took place in the school's main office or a kindergarten classroom.

Two 9mm handguns were recovered at the scene, but authorities believe they may have been carried by the same person.

Newtown is a town of nearly 28,000 located in Fairfield County, CT, about 48 miles southwest of Hartford.

"This is a nice town, this is a nice school," one witness inside the school said. "These are the kinds of things that don't happen here."

That witness reported hearing at least 100 rounds fired after there was yelling in the hallway.

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