3 children and 3 adults were killed in taking shots at a confidential strict school in Nashville, specialists said.
The shooter, who police said was a white 28-year-old from the Nashville region, was shot dead by two officials. Police at first distinguished the shooter as a lady yet a representative later told WPLN’s Alexis Marshall that the shooter was relegated female upon entering the world and utilized he/him pronouns.
The shooting happened at The Agreement School. The three kids who kicked the bucket were understudies, and the three grown-ups who passed on were staff individuals, Nashville police representative Wear Aaron said in a press preparation Monday.
Specialists recognized the casualties Monday evening:
- Evelyn Dieckhaus, age 9
- Hallie Scruggs, age 9
- William Kinney, age 9
- Cynthia Peak, age 61
- Katherine Koonce, age 60
- Mike Hill, age 61
On Monday evening, Nashville police posted photos of the scene. Police said the shooter entered the building by shooting out the glass in a door. Once on the second floor, the shooter fired at arriving police vehicles from a window. The shooter had two assault-style rifles and one pistol, authorities said, and the shooting took place in a “lobby-type area” in an upper part of the school.
The shooter was dead by 10:27 a.m., Aaron added. Two of those guns were obtained legally, police said. Police said the shooter was a former student but have not said anything about a potential motive. On Monday afternoon, police identified the shooter as Audrey Hale of Nashville. Hale had no criminal history.
Hale had multiple rounds of ammunition and was “prepared for a confrontation with law enforcement,” Nashville Police Chief John Drake said. He said the shooter had maps drawn of the school and its entry points. Drake said the parents of the children who were killed have been notified.
“I was literally moved to tears to see this and the kids as they were being ushered out of the building,” he said earlier.