The Nashville school shooter has been identified as 28-year-old female Audrey E. Hale.
She is a former student of the school and lived a short distance away.
Three children and three adults were killed in the shooting at a private Catholic grade school.
Hale was shot dead by the police.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake said: “At one point she was a student at that school.
“But unsure what year, but that’s what I’ve been told so far.
“There was a vehicle that was nearby that gave us clues as to who she was.
“There was a door that was entered.
“All doors were locked, to our understanding, and how exactly she got in, at this point, is still under investigation,” Drake added.
Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said: “We now know that there are three students who were fatally wounded as well as three adults inside the school.
“We are working to identify those victims. Including the shooter, a total of seven persons were killed as a result of this morning’s incident at the school.
“Three students who were shot are deceased.
“Three staff members who were shot are deceased.”
Police confirm that the Nashville shooter is named Audrey Hale pic.twitter.com/NO5KmdOuyx
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 27, 2023
BREAKING: Nashville School Shooting Suspect ID’ed as Audrey Hale, 28 https://t.co/zUAX9VqwRg pic.twitter.com/AKY5xN3a6r
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 27, 2023
I have a DOB for the shooter, Audrey Hale: 3/24/95.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) March 27, 2023
According to The New York Post:
Police said Hale once attended the school and an online profile listed her as working in Commercial Illustration and Graphic Design.
She was shot dead by police on site at 10:27 a.m.
A car was located near the Covenant School, where the 14-minute shooting spree took place Monday morning, and provided investigators clues as to the shooter’s identity, Metro Nashville Chief of Police John Drake said at a press conference.