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Nashville School Shooter Was A Woman Armed With Two Assault Rifles And Handgun

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A heavily armed shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, killing six people before she was shot and killed by police, officials say. Three children are among those killed. The suspect has been identified as a 28-year-old woman.

Police said the woman entered the Covenant School via a side door and was armed with at least “two assault rifles and a handgun.” There was no immediate word on a possible motive.

Officers confronted the shooter on the second floor of the building, police say.

When officers arrived, they went through the first level of the building first. Then they heard gunshots coming from the second level of the building, said Don Aaron, spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department during a news conference a few hours after the shooting.

Officers shot the shooter, Aaron said.

“In a tragic morning, Nashville joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting,” Mayor John Cooper said. “My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Our entire city stands with you.”

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