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3 kids, 3 adults fatally shot by active shooter at Christian school in TN; shooter down

Nashville police respond to an active shooter at at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. (Metro Nashville PD/Released)
March 27, 2023

An active shooter opened fire at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, killing at least three children and three adults before local police responded. Police confirmed the shooter is also dead.

“An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead. Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd,” Metro Nashville PD tweeted.

Three children were killed in the shooting, according to Jessica Pasley, spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, The Tennessean reported.

The Nashville Fire Department said it is responding to the scene and has “multiple patients.”

The fire department added in a separate tweet that a reunification site has been set up at 2100 Woodmont Blvd (Woodmont Baptist Church) “for parents to meet their children who attend The Covenant School at 33 Burton Hills Blvd.”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) addressed the shooting on Twitter.

“Chuck & I are heartbroken to hear about the shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. My office is in contact with federal, state, & local officials, & we stand ready to assist. Thank you to the first responders working on site. Please join us in prayer for those affected,” she wrote.

Last week, at least two people were injured in a school shooting in Denver, Colorado, before police say the shooter fled the scene. An update said that two adult victims were transported to hospitals at the time and that the shooter was no longer believed to be on the scene.

The incident comes soon after the death of an East High School student, Luis Garcia, who was shot outside the school on Feb. 13, as reported by CBS Colorado. Denver Public Schools stated that 10 guns were seized from students between the start of the school year and February, CBS reported.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.