A woman talks to a state police officer at the scene of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday, December 14, 2012. Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed. (Hartford Courant/Getty)

Authorities say the gunman in the tragic Connecticut school shooting has been identified as Adam Lanza. The 24-year-old was from Connecticut, but lived in New Jersey.

CNN is reporting that Lanza’s mother was a teacher at the school where the shooting took place, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Lanza’s mother was shot and killed during the massacre.

Reports also add that a dead body was found at his home. The body was reportedly one of Lanza’s brother.

At least three victims are in the hospital in serious condition.

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