NEWTOWN, Conn. - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy expressed his grief this afternoon over the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting that left 20 children and seven adults, including the gunmen, dead.

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"Earlier today, a number of our citizens, beautiful children, had their lives taken away from them," Malloy said.

Malloy asked that everyone keep the victims in their prayers.