- A 28-year-old woman has shot and killed three children and three adults.
- The shooter was shot and killed by police.
- The White House has called the shooting “heartbreaking” and called for a ban on assault rifles.
Officers were on the scene within about 15 minutes of receiving the first emergency call around 10:00 am (1500 GMT), engaging the shooter who returned fire before she was shot dead.
“We are working to identify those victims, including the shooter.”
A police officer walks by an entrance to The Covenant School after a shooting in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, 27 March, 2023 which has left three children and three adults dead. Source: AAP / John Amis
He said there were no other injuries.
“But we are sure that they heard the chaos that was surrounding this, so we do have mental health specialists and professionals that are at that reunification site for both the students and the families.”
The White House called the latest school shooting “heartbreaking” and urged Republicans to back President Joe Biden’s push for a ban on assault weapons commonly used in US mass shootings.
“I’m grateful to law enforcement and first responders for their heroic actions.”
Last year, a shooter in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 students and two teachers.
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