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Covenant School shooting, 6 dead including children after woman opens fire in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A heavily armed woman fatally shot 6 people at a primary school. A lady three students and three staff members at a small private Christian elementary school in Nashville early Monday, police said.

Officers engaged and killed the shooter lady at the Covenant School, Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron said. The shooter was a young 28-year-old Nashville woman, We have no idea about this. Why she has done this to children oand other adult staff members still in mystry. police said.

Three children and two adults were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with gunshot wounds, and all five were pronounced dead after arrival, said Craig Boerner, spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The sixth victim was not taken to the hospital, Aaron said.

The shooter was armed with at least two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun, Aaron said. Officials were in the process of identifying the shooter and the victims, he said.

Officials with the FBI and special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said special agents and additional personnel were responding but added there is “no current threat to public safety.”

What happened in the Convenant School shooting?

The shooter entered through a side entrance of the school and went to the second floor “firing multiple shots,” Aaron said.

Police received call of an active shooter at 10:13 a.m., Aaron said. Officers responded “swiftly,” entered the first story and began clearing the floor, he said. They “immediately went to the gunfire,” he added.

Two of the five officers on the floor opened fire on the shooter and killed her by 10:27 a.m., he said. She was in a “lobby type area,” not a classroom, Aaron said.

Kendra Loney, a spokesperson with Metro Fire, said rescue crews responded and tried to save lives.

The remaining students were escorted out of the building with faculty and staff, and busses took them to the reunification site, Loney said. “We’re sure that they heard the chaos thats was surrounding this,” she said.

One police officer had a hand injury from cut glass, Loney and Aaron said. No one else was wounded, Aaron said.

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