Female shooter killed six with assault rifles and pistol before being slain by police at Nashville Christian School

By Chay Quinn

Children were pictured being led away from the scene of the shooting. Picture: Getty

A female shooter killed three children and two adult staff members at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee before the 28-year-old was killed by police.

Metro Nashville Police Department confirmed the news in a Facebook post, writing: “3 students and 3 adult staff members from Covenant School were fatally shot by the active shooter, who has now been identified as a 28-year-old Nashville woman.

“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.”

John Howser, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told media: “three paediatric patients were transported to Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, all having suffered gunshot wounds”.

In remarks after the shooting, President Biden commended law enforcement responding to the tragedy and called the shooting “sick”.

Police have said that they believe that the shooter was a former student at the Christian elementary school and are investigating the potential connection.

The PD said that two members of the five-strong response team opened fire on the suspect at 10.27am local time (4.27pm BST) – with the entire incident taking place over 14 minutes.

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