Conn. State Police Offer Update on Newtown Shooting - NECN

Conn. State Police Offer Update on Newtown Shooting



    Lt. Paul Vance does not confirm shooter's identity (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (NECN) - Lt. Paul Vance of the Conn. State Police updated the media on Friday afternoon in the wake of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    Authorities are still in the process of accounting for every student at the school -- including those who were absent on Friday -- as well as identifying the deceased.

    Vance did not confirm the identity of the alleged shooter, who died at the crime scene, saying only that police had a "tentative identification." He did confirm that 20 children were killed in the shooting, along with six adults, the shooter and one additional adult at a secondary crime scene.

    Vance also said that counseling would be provided to first responders at the school because of the harrowing and tragic scene they encountered.

    See the video above for more.