The horrific shooting that claimed the lives  of 20 New England schoolchildren and six adults took only several minutes,  police radio calls reveal.

Terrified people inside of Sandy Hook  Elementary School in the normally peaceful town of Newtown, Connecticut dialed  into authorities as early as 9:36am EST this morning.

Only two minutes later, a dispatcher said  that the barrage of gunfire had stopped.

“I have reports that a teacher saw two shadows  running past the gym…the front glass has been broken, they’re unsure why. Caller  thinks there’s someone shooting in the building,’ one dispatcher  said.

Then another dispatcher radioed in.

Horrific: Police dispatcher audio released from this morning revealed the horrific gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School took only minutes, but claimed 27 lives

‘All units, the individual I have on the  phone said he is continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire, according to  the New York Post, which obtained the audio.

One first responder radioed in: ‘Just  received a call. We have one female in room one who has received a gunshot wound  to the foot.’

While it would take hours for police to  positively identify the shooter, officers at the scene were quickly able to  determine that he was carrying multip0le weapons, including a gunshot which was  left in his car.

The transmissions reveal the efforts of first  responders to make sense of the situation inside the school in the first moments  after the shooting. According to an earlier call, two ambulances were requested  at the school.

A dispatcher placing a call sometime later  asked for backup, saying that first responders would need ‘everything’ on the  scene.

According to a radio transmission obtained by  CNN, around that time first responders mobilized to organize a staging area in  the parking lot of the school.

At 9.38am EST, the dispatcher said that the  shooting seemed to have stopped. ‘There is silence at this time,’ a dispatcher  said. ‘The school is on lockdown.’

‘Units in the pool, I’ve got, uh, bodies  here,’ one very shaken officer radioed in. Around that time, parents received an  automated text alert, telling them about the incident.

In the bloodbath, 28 people, including  shooter Alex Lanza, were killed — among them 20 children and six  adults.

The 20-year-old shooter, who was carrying at  least two handguns with him, committed suicide at the school.

The rampage, coming less than two weeks  before Christmas, was the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded  only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in  2007.

Local authorities shed no light on the motive  for the attack, though Lanza was believed to suffer from a personality  disorder.


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