Six people gunned down by female shooter at Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee
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Six people gunned down by female shooter at Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee

On Monday morning (local time), a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, was the site of a shooting that resulted in the death of multiple people, including children. 

The suspected attacker, who is reported to be a 28-year-old female, was confronted by the police and ultimately killed, according to local officials.

Many of the details are being confirmed in a live press conference by local police.

The Covenant School was the location of the shooting. 

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released a statement indicating that the suspect had died, but did not initially provide details regarding the cause of death or the gender of the suspect. This has now been confirmed as a female.

John Howser, a spokesperson for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, released a statement indicating that three children had been declared dead upon their arrival at the hospital, after sustaining gunshot wounds.

Following the shooting incident, the hospital confirmed that three adults had also been pronounced dead. The shooter is the confirmed seventh individual.

Don Aaron from Nashville Police, says the suspect was armed with two assault rifles and a handgun.

"We do not know who she is at this juncture," Aaron said.

 According to a tweet from the Nashville Fire Department, they responded to the scene of the shooting and encountered "multiple patients."

Students' parents were told to gather at a nearby church.

The Covenant School, which was established in 2001, is affiliated with Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville and has approximately 200 students, as stated on the school's website. The school provides education to students from preschool through 6th grade, and reportedly conducted an active shooter training program in 2022, as reported by WTVF-TV.