According to law officials, the highly armed shooter who opened fire inside a private school in Nashville on Monday and killed six people before being fatally shot by police had schematics of the building and a manifesto. The attacker was shot and killed by police.
During a news conference that was webcast by WSMV, the district attorney general for Nashville and Davidson County, Glenn Funk, stated that “this is the ultimate crime,” when school children and caregivers are the victims of needless gun murder. “This is the ultimate crime,” Funk said.
Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all of whom were 9 years old, and Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak, and Mike Hill, all of whom were 61 years old, have been identified by the police as the victims of the shooting at The Covenant School. The school was led by Koonce, who was the principal. According to the authorities, Hill worked as a custodian, and Peak filled in as a teacher when necessary.
Rev. Dr. Mika Edmondson of Nashville’s Koinonia Church tweeted, “Just yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity of worshipping with Dr. Katherine Koonce.” Dr. Koonce is the pastor of the Nashville church. “Today, she went to be with the savior that she loved while simultaneously guarding the children that she loved.”
Audrey Hale, a transgender woman of 28 years old, was identified as the shooter by law enforcement officials. They also stated that Hale identified as a woman. According to Hale’s web profile, he uses the pronouns he and him.
According to the information provided by the hospital, five of the deceased victims, including all three of the children, were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The sixth fatality was confirmed by the police. “We anticipate that they will come back from that day’s experience having lived, learned, and enjoyed themselves,” “Chief John Drake expressed his thoughts on the youngsters who were impacted by the incident that occurred on Monday. “We do not prepare for occurrences such as these.”