3 children and 3 adults have been killed
Multiple children and adults are dead and an investigation is underway after a school shooting in Nashville Monday morning.
A female shooter opened fire at a private Presbyterian grade school in Nashville, killing three children and three adults, officials said. The suspected shooter was fatally shot by police.
The names or ages of the victims have not been released. However, officials have confirmed that the shooter was 28 years old. The shooter appeared to be a teenager, police said, and was armed with “at least” two assault rifles and a handgun. All three adults who were fatally shot worked at the school.
Officials responded to the shooting at Covenant School in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood on Monday morning.
Officers entered the first story of the school building and began to clear it when they heard gunfire on the second level, said Don Aaron, a spokesperson for Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The officers moved upstairs and saw the shooter firing, and at that point they “engaged” her. She was fatally shot by two of the five responding police officers at the scene, who opened fire, he said.
The shooter entered Covenant School through a side door and traversed the building, moving from the first floor to the second floor and “firing multiple shots,” Aaron said.
The story is still developing.