Early Friday morning, authorities responded to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The Police have since reported 27 deaths, including 18 children, according to the Associated Press.
Hollywood has taken to Twitter to express their concern and send thoughts and prayers to those affected.
Outlets, starting with CNN, initially reported that the man who murdered at least 26 people was named Ryan Lanza.
However, hours later, those outlets were forced to retract that identification. The New York Post and Fox News were the first to report that Adam Lanza, Ryan’s brother, was the alleged shooter. They were followed by outlets including CNN, CBS, the Associated Press and the New York Times.
The AP wrote that a law enforcement official had “transposed” the names of the two brothers. There were also reports that Adam may have been carrying Ryan’s ID.
A local CBS station aired footage of what it said was Ryan Lanza being led away in handcuffs, though it stressed he was only under questioning.
Before these developments, a number of news sites — including The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Gawker, Mediaite, Slate and Fox News — linked to a Facebook profile of someone named Ryan Lanza, saying either that he was or that he appeared to be the gunman.