A gunman killed three children and two teachers at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. The alleged perpetrator himself died after a “showdown” with police, it was said. It is unclear whether he was shot or killed himself. Dozens of victims were injured and their condition is unclear.
200 students ages 12 to 12 attended the Covenant School in Nashville, where the shooting took place Monday. The background is currently unclear, the police are on site with a large contingent. The area around the school has been cordoned off.
Three children and two teachers killed
It has since been confirmed that three children and two teachers were killed in the killing spree. The children were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead. It has since been confirmed that the shooter was dead after a “showdown” with police. How he died is unclear.
Children evacuated to church
The exact number of injured is not known. “We can confirm that we have several patients,” said the local fire service. Parents were asked not to go to school. The children were evacuated by security forces to a nearby church, where they were cared for by their parents.
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