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Gunman killed in Connecticut school shooting

SHOCK REPORT: Gunman killed in Connecticut school shooting

AT LEAST 27 people, including 14 children, have reportedly died in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut, say reports.

The shooting, which took place at the primary school early this morning, prompted the town to lock down all of its schools and drew SWAT teams to the premises.

ABC News have claimed that "two gunmen" had carried out the attack. One has been confirmed as dead, with sources telling the network that the other was still at large.

Other reports said two handguns had been found at the scene.

Witnesses reported at least "100 rounds" being fired during the attack.

One mother told CBS News the scene was like a "war zone". Her son had bullets whizzing by him in the school hallway, she said, until a teacher pulled him into a classroom.

Police arrived at the school soon after 09:40 local time [14:40 GMT], with a full search of the site still ongoing.

Newtown Mayor Mark Boughton told CNN that three people who have been taken to hospital are in a "very serious condition".

Local media have reported that firefighters instructed children to close their eyes and run past the school's office as they exited the building.

Other sources suggest that some of the shots were fired in a school classroom.

Newton Public School District secretary of superintendent Kathy June says all schools are now closed as a "preventive measure".

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