Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2023 / 13:00 pm
Nashville police fatally shot a school shooter on Monday after the suspect killed three students and three adult staff members at The Covenant School, a private Christian school for students in preschool through sixth grade.
According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD), the shooter was a 28-year-old woman. The police believe the woman was a former student, the Associated Press reported, and said she was from the Nashville area. The police department has not yet released more information about a possible motive.
“Two MNPD officers who entered the building and went to the sounds of gunfire engaged the shooter on the second floor and fatally shot her,” MNPD announced in a tweet.
Police received calls about the shooter Monday shortly after 10 a.m. The six patients were taken to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Associated Press.