UPDATE: At least 3 children and 3 adults killed in Nashville elementary school shooting
A person carried out an “active shooter event” at the Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said.
The shooter was “engaged by” police and is dead, police said. The Nashville Fire Department reported it responded to “an active aggressor” and said there are “multiple patients.”
The Covenant School is a private Christian school founded in 2001 as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church. The school teaches preschool through 6th grade and has an average enrollment of about 200 people in recent years, according to its website.
Shooter was a female armed with multiple guns
The shooter who opened fire at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, was a female, according to police.
Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a news conference Monday that the shooter “appears to be in her teens,” but her identification has “not been confirmed.”
Aaron said that officers arriving to the scene encountered “a female who was firing.”
Two responding officers opened fire on the shooter and she was fatally shot, Aaron said.
She was armed with at least two “assault-type” rifles and a handgun, Aaron added.
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