Recently, news circulated over news channels and media platforms that 3 children and 3 adults were killed in a shooting at a private religious school. The school is situated in Nashville. This news goes viral over the internet. One of the most brutal incidents of this decade.
According to the authorities and local police, the shooter who executed this brutal shooting is a 28-year-old white man from the Nashville area. 2 officers followed him and tried to stop him but the white man started firing bullets at the officers. The police officer took immediate action regarding this and the shooter got shot dead by 2 officers. When the shooter was shot dead, police identified him as a woman.
The school where this shoutout was done is a covenant school. The children who were shot dead were students and the adults belonged to the school staff. Authorities and local police were briefed on the incident on Monday.
- Cynthia Peak, age 61
- Katherine Koonce, age 60
- Mike Hill, age 61
- Evelyn Dieckhaus, age 9
- Hallie Scruggs, age 9
- William Kinney, age 9
Police confirm that they received a call at 10:13 a.m. from a staff member who confirms that the shooter entered the school and fired multiple shots.
Nashville police also posted the photos of the scene on Monday evening. Police also confirm that the shooter broke the glass in a door and entered the school. When police arrived then the shooter was on the 2nd floor and fired shots at police vehicles.
Nashville police confirm that the shooter has 2 assault rifles and a pistol. Shooter takes the shot in the lobby area of the school. At 10:27 a.m. Police officers shot him dead and the guns with the shooter were obtained legally.
The officers of the Nashville Police department confirms that the shooter was an ex-student of the school. The motive of this student to do these shootings is not clear. In fact, the shooter didn’t have any recorded criminal record. Police confirm that the name of the student is Audrey Hale and belongs to Nashville.
Hale has multiple rounds of ammunition and this confirms that Hale was prepared for combating the legal enforcement. The parents of Hale also give their statement in which they criticize the event done by Hale.
5 victims were transported to the emergency department at Vanderbilt University Medical center. The medical center confirms that the 3 children and 2 adults were shot dead.
History of school
According to recent updates, The school where this shooting occurred is a private school associated with the Covenant Presbyterian Church serving students who are studying in preschool to 6 classes.
Mayor John Cooper, who is a mayor of Nashville, said that the town is suffering from school shootings. Mayor also said that he is very disappointed about this event being done in a private school. He also said that his sympathy is with the families who lose their loved ones.
Social media on this shooting
Since the shooting in Nashville, people have started commenting about this event and sharing sympathy with the families who lost their loved ones.
US president Joe Biden called the Nashville shooting a “Sick” and “Heartbreaking” incident. Also, the president denotes this incident as “a Family’s Worst Nightmare”.
Local police are searching for the reason why Hale did this. This type of school shooting cases is increasing in the US. According to a report, this year more than 130 mass shooting incidents were recorded in the US.