Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Newtown, Connecticut shooting reported

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(CNN) -- State police responded Friday to reports of a shooting at a southwestern Connecticut elementary school.

The Hartford Courant, citing police, said an unspecified number of people had been shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The nature of their injuries was unclear, the newspaper said. But it cited police in saying one person had "numerous gunshot wounds."

All schools in the city were on lockdown Friday as police assessed the situation, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said.

The agency scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. ET.

Newtown is about 60 miles north of New York.

 
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