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20 children, six adults killed in Connecticut school shooting

Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 14, 2012

(CNN) – Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left six adults and 20 children dead, a state police spokesman said.

Eighteen students were pronounced dead at the scene, and two others died at the hospital, said Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police.

The six adults died at the scene. In addition, the shooter was killed.

Friday's mass shooting happened in one section of the school, a state police spokesman said.

President Barack Obama said Friday that “we’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years” in reference to the Connecticut school shooting.

The president wiped away tears and paused to collect himself Friday as he spoke of “beautiful little children” killed in the Connecticut school shooting, saying: “Our hearts are broken today.”

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