Police have raided a home in the Sandy Hook part of Newtown, a show of investigative force that comes just hours after a gunman shot students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary today, killing as many as 27.
There were at least 15 police cars at 36 Yogananda St. as of 2:13 p.m. There are multiple armed police officers there, including one with a rifle at his side.
The 3,000-square-foot home is owned by Nancy and Peter Lanza and was built in 1998, according to property records.
"When I moved here it was beautiful. Still is beautiful," said neighbor Jim McDade. "When we came up here we found out what quiet was...My wife's at work and wants to come home. She can't concentrate well. ... You hear things like Columbine and all the other tragedies that take place, and say my God... If there's a distance it kind of buffers it a little bit. But then when it hits close to home it's unbelievable."
The death toll from the shooting includes a reported 17 children, making it the worst school shooting tragedy in the country's history.
More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:
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- Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
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