Reports are that the shooter’s name is Ryan Lanza – from facebook, this man with the same name is from Newtown.

UPDATE: Apologies to this Ryan – apparently it wasn’t him:

UPDATE: I give up.

A local Connecticut reporter:

UPDATE:

It appears that the shooter may have stolen the ID from the Ryan Lanza in the FB? This is bizarre [emphasis added]:

…former Jersey Journal staff writer Brett Wilshe said he has spoken with Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, who told Wilshe the shooter may have had his identification.

Lanza, who on Facebook is listed as living in Hoboken and originally from Newtown, Conn.

The page has recent updates to read that “it wasn’t me” and “I was at work.”

The Associated Press is reporting 27 dead, including 18 children, as a result of this morning’s shooting.

There is a heavy police presence at 13th and Grand streets, which is listed as Lanza’s address.

From Newtown Patch News:

The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter in the deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned.

UPDATE:

Apparently, it was a law enforcement clerical error that switched the two names, not irresponsible media:

An earlier report from a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers’ first names. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

h/t Joe Brooks

From Twitchy:

Dangerous: Media outlets falsely linked Facebook profile to alleged Newtown shooter

 
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