Three Children, Three Adults Killed In Nashville School Shooting

Children from The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, hold hands as they are taken to a reunification site after a shooting at their school [Jonathan Mattise/The Associated Press]

[Al Jazeera] Three children and three adults have been killed in a shooting at a primary school in the US city of Nashville, Tennessee, officials said, in the latest instance of deadly gun violence in the United States.

The shooting happened on Monday at The Covenant School, a private Presbyterian school for about 200 students from preschool through sixth grade.

All three children had gunshot wounds, officials said, and they were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

No further details were immediately released on their ages or their identities, or the identities of the adults who were killed.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Monday that the shooter, a 28-year-old woman and resident of Nashville, had been fatally shot by officers after they entered the building.

Police said the attacker had “at least” two assault rifles and a handgun. A motive was not immediately clear.

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