Absolutely horrible news out of Nashville, Tennessee, today. At least three children were reportedly killed after a shooter opened fire at Covenant School, a private Christian school. The shooter is reportedly dead as well.
An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead. Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd. pic.twitter.com/vO8p9cj3vx
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 27, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three children killed in shooting at private Christian grade school in Nashville; police say suspect is also dead.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) March 27, 2023
BREAKING: Multiple victims were reported after a school shooting in Nashville. A suspect was killed, police said. https://t.co/ja4ca8YW3K
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 27, 2023
All three children had gunshot wounds from the shooting at The Covenant School, a Presbyterian school for about 200 students from preschool through sixth grade. The victims were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone else was wounded in the attack. Other students walked to safety Monday, holding hands as they left their school surrounded by police cars, to a nearby church to reunited with their parents.
The shooter died after being “engaged by” officers, Metro Nashville Police said in a Twitter post. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter died by suicide or was shot by police.
The fire department said it responded to an “active aggressor” but did not give any specifics. Other details about the shooting were not immediately available.
While we await further details of the shooting, all we can do is mourn the deaths of innocent children and pray for the survivors.
Pray for Nashville. A shooting at a school has occurred. Three children dead. Praying for these babies & their families. Absolutely devastating 💔
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) March 27, 2023
Lord, have mercy https://t.co/cHTjFjihnY
— Kaya Masters (@redneckgeisha) March 27, 2023