The suspect in a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday is dead, officials said. The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter there are multiple patients but their conditions were not immediately clear. The shooting occurred at The Covenant School.
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 Covenant School has had an enrollment of about 200 students from preschool to sixth grade in recent years and was founded as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2001, according to the school's website.
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The Metro Nashville Police Department Tweeted about the incident and wrote, "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."
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
Three children were killed in the shooting, hospital officials said. All three children had gunshot wounds from the shooting. 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 on Monday, holding hands as they left their school surrounded by police cars, to a nearby church to reunited with their parents.
(With inputs from wires)
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