Nashville School Shooting
At least three children and three adults were killed Monday in a shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville (USA), reported the hospital Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to local media.
Police revealed that the attacker also died in a confrontation with the officers, the Nashville Police Department detailed on its Twitter account.
It is unknown at this time if there were other victims in the attack.
The shooting took place at The Covenant School, which serves students from preschool through sixth grade, or about 11 years old, according to its website.
So far this year, at least 30 incidents involving firearms have been reported in schools in the United States, leaving eight dead and 23 injured, according to data from the organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
28 years old
The alleged perpetrator of a shooting with three children and three adults dead in a school in Nashville (Tennessee) was 28 years old, confirmed Monday the police, who had previously indicated that it could be a teenager.
The woman, originally from Nashville, died in a confrontation with police officers at the private Christian school; The Convenant School.
Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron revealed at a press conference that the alleged assailant entered the school through a side door, carrying two assault rifles and at least one handgun.
“We are right now trying to identify her,” said the spokesman, who noted that they do not know if the woman had any connection to the school.
Aaron assured that the police response was “quick” and that, after accessing the second floor of the school, the officers heard gunshots coming from the second floor and decided to go upstairs.
There they encountered the attacker who was shooting and two officers opened fire on her.
Aaron explained that on a normal day there are usually about 209 students in that school, which has more than 40 workers.
“Congress must act. Enough is enough.”
The White House condemned the shooting that claimed the lives of three minors and three other adults at a school Monday, and stressed that Congress must act to toughen assault weapons legislation.
“We must do more. The president, Joe Biden wants Congress to act. Enough is enough,” U.S. presidential spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told a news conference.
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