Nashville: According to authorities, a shooting at a private religious school in Nashville has left three children and three adults dead.
The shooter was identified as Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old who had entered the building by firing through a side door, armed with two assault-style weapons and a handgun.
The shooter had maps drawn of the school and its entry points.
The shooting occurred in a “lobby-type area” in an upper part of the school, where two guns were obtained legally.
The shooter was dead by 10:27 a.m.
The school is associated with the Covenant Presbyterian Church, serving students from preschool through sixth grade.
On a regular day, there would be about 209 students and 42 staff members at the school.
At least five victims were transported to the emergency departments at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed that three children and two adults sent to the hospital had died.