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  • Police say they have good evidence about what provoked Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., but have not yet released that information. The shooting left 20 young students, six adults, and the killer dead. Police are to release the names of those killed in Friday's Connecticut school shooting later today.

    Here are some key facts:

    - A gunman forced his way into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., at about 9:30 a.m. ET and killed 26 people, then himself. Another woman, believed to be the shooter’s mother, was found dead in a residence in Newtown, bringing the death toll to 28.

    - Media outlets identified the gunman as Adam Lanza, 20. He's been described as quiet, with possible mental health issues.

    - Mr. Lanza's mother, Nancy, is thought to be the person killed in home in Newtown.

    - The attack is the second-deadliest school shooting in the United States, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech university massacre in 2007 that left 32 dead.
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