Twenty-six people were killed, including 18 children, when a gunman opened fire in a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning, a law enforcement official said.
The gunman, who is dead, was a 20-year-old from Connecticut, an official said. He was wearing all black and was carrying two 9mm handguns. Another person was being held by police and questioned, an official said.
The incident -- the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history after a gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007 -- sent crying children spilling into the school parking lot as frightened parents waited for word on their loved ones.