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Female shooter kills 6 at US elementary school

Update : 28 Mar 2023, 02:23

A woman wielding "assault-style" rifles and a pistol killed three students and three adults at a Nashville school.

Three children and three adults are dead after a shooting on Monday at a private school in the US city of Nashville. Police said the shooter was also killed.

The 28-year-old woman was armed with at least two semi-automatic rifles and a handgun and was shot by police, Don Aaron, a spokesperson for Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said.

Besides the deceased, no one else was shot, Aaron added.

Authorities were working to identify the shooter and whether she had a connection to the school.

About 200 students from preschool through sixth grade, attend he Covenant School.

Three students were pronounced dead after arriving at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt with gunshot wounds, John Howser, a hospital spokesperson, said in a statement.

Three adult staff members were also killed by the shooter, police said.

"In a tragic morning, Nashville joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting," Nashville Mayor John Cooper wrote on Twitter.


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