WASHINGTON: A shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, has tragically killed six people, including three children. The shooting occurred at a private school for children up to age 11. The adults killed in the attack were about 60to 61 years old, while the children were only 9 years old.
The attacker was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was killed by police in retaliation. According to Nashville Police Chief John Drake, the attacker “opened fire on anyone in his path”
This incident has reignited the debate over gun control laws in the United States. President Joe Biden has offered his condolences and promised to act in cases of gun violence. The president ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast until the end of March as a sign of mourning for the victims.
Local residents were shocked and saddened by the incident. Cathy, who lives near the school, described the sound of the first shots as “very loud” and expressed her sadness at the loss of life.
Surprisingly, police announced that the attacker was transgender. This has made the incident even more complex, and some wonder if this played a role in the attacker’s motives.
This tragic event has once again highlighted the need for stricter gun control laws in America. With school shootings becoming all too common in recent years, it is clear that something must be done to prevent such senseless acts of violence.
According to the new York times, The head of the school and the daughter of the church’s pastor are among the dead.
Details are still emerging about the six people killed in a mass shooting on Monday at the Covenant School in Nashville.
Of the three 9-year-old children whose lives were abruptly ended, one was Hallie Scruggs; she was the daughter of Chad Scruggs, the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, according to a biography published online by his former church in Dallas. The other two were identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus and William Kinney.