3 Children, 3 Adults Fatally Shot at Nashville School

Shooter believed to be Nashville woman, 28, also killed at the Covenant School
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2023 11:54 AM CDT
Updated Mar 27, 2023 1:02 PM CDT
3 Children Fatally Shot at Nashville School
This photo provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows officers at the Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, March 27, 2023.   (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

This story has been updated with new developments. Three children and three adults were killed in a school shooting Monday morning in Nashville, reports the Tennessean. A shooter identified by police as a 28-year-old Nashville woman also is dead. Police say the shooter entered the private Christian school with two assault rifles and a handgun and was shot dead after being "engaged by" officers at the scene. A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center confirmed the fatalities after the shooting at the Covenant School about 10:30am. Police say the three adults were staffers at the school.

The school is described by the AP as a private Christian school for students from preschool to sixth grade. Democratic state Rep. Bob Freeman, whose district includes the school, called the mass shooting an "unimaginable tragedy," per the AP. "I live around the corner from Covenant and pass by it often. I have friends who attend both church and school there," Freeman said. "I have also visited the church in the past. It tears my heart apart to see this." (More school shooting stories.)

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