Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Newtown Connecticut: AP Source, suspect had ties to school

UPDATE:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead.

   The first official says Adam Lanza's older brother, 24-year-old Ryan, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police. An earlier report from a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names.

   Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

   The first official said Adam Lanza is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 By PETE YOST, Associated Press

EARLIER STORY:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.

   The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings, said by an official in Connecticut to have left 27 dead, including 18 children.

   The official in Washington spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

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