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Danbury Hospital treats victims of Newtown school shooting

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DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Three of the 28 people including 20 children and the gunman were taken to Danbury Hospital after a shooting inside a school in Newtown on Friday morning.

According to CBS News, the gunman, Adam Lanza, got into an argument with someone at the front office of Sandy Hook Elementary School, possibly the principal, at about 9:30 a.m. Lanza went to the school armed with three weapons after he killed his mother at their home, according to CBS News.

Officials at Danbury Hospital said there were informed about a mass shooting, but they were unaware of how many victims that were going to be sent to their facility. 

They put the hospital on lockdown earlier Friday morning, but at 4 p.m. that lockdown was lifted. It's a normal procedure that hospital staff do to focus on the victims.

When it comes to gunshot wounds, the hospital said it's not something they see often, but when they do they are prepared.

It's something the staff practices and they brought in extra staff including surgical staff, nurses and trauma teams to help.

The hospital stresses they are concerned for those who have been affected by this.  

"It's unthinkable. We are all hurting. This is our community," said Dr. John Murphy, who is the president and CEO of the Western Connecticut. "People live and work in Newtown and we are all hurting." 

Anyone needs someone to talk to, the crisis intervention service is available at 203-739-7007, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The hospital sent a mobile crisis team to help parents and family members who were waiting to hear the news about their children Friday

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"IT'S UNTHINKABLE. WE ARE ALL HURTING. THIS IS OURCOMMUITY. PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK IN NEWTOWN AND WE ARE ALL HURTING"

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