At least six killed in Nashville school shooting

Three students and three staff members were killed during a shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier today.
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Three students and three staff members have been killed during a shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier today. Local police said two of the children were nine, and the other was eight.

The shooter was a 28-year-old woman.

Two police officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department killed the shooter after entering a building where they could hear gunfire.

The shooter has been identified as a Nashville resident and was armed with at least three guns, including an assault rifle and a handgun.

She initially fired shots on the first floor of the school. She then moved to the second floor where she was killed.

President’s response to school shooting in Nashville:

U.S. President Joe Biden called the shooting “sick”, and said that gun violence was “ripping our communities apart”.

“We have to do more to protect our schools so they aren’t turned into prisons… it’s about time that we began to make some more progress.”

U.S. mass shootings in 2023

There have been 130 mass shootings across the U.S. in 2023, according to the independent data collection organisation U.S. Gun Violence Archive.

It defines a mass shooting as a single incident where four or more people are shot and/or killed. 

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