A 28-year-old woman opened fire at an elementary school in Nashvillem Tennessee, United States killing at least six people, including three children.
According to the Police, different degrees of injuries have been sustained in the incident.
Nashville police spokesperson, Don Aaron, said the shooter gained access through a side entrance of the school in the early morning of Monday and got to the second floor, firing multiple shots.
Aaron added that three staff members were among those shot before police fatally shot the perpetrator of the violent act.
Aaron said, “Police received a call of an active shooter at 10:13 a.m.
“Officers responded swiftly, entered the first floor, and began clearing the area. They immediately went to the gunfire.
“Two of the five officers on the floor opened fire on the shooter and killed her by 10:27 a.m. She was in a lobby-type area.”
The police spokesperson said the shooter was armed with two assault-type rifles and a handgun.
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Reacting to the shooting incident, Tennessee governor, Bill Lee, condoled the victims and said he was closely monitoring the situation.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House spokesperson, said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the “heartbreaking news” of the shooting and is calling on Congress to “do something” to address deadly mass shootings in the US.
“We know that too often our schools and our communities are being devastated by gun violence,” Jean-Pierre said.
“Schools should be safe spaces for our kids to learn and grow, and for our educators to teach.”
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