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Nashville School Shooting Update – Suspect, Victims Explored

Nashville Covenant School shooting

The Covenant School, in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, United States experienced a mass shooting on March 27, 2023.

The incident claimed the lives of seven people, including three children and three staff members. The suspect was identified as 28-year-old former student Audrey Elizabeth Hale who was also killed by responding police officers.

According to authority, Audrey Halehad had  no previous criminal record.  He was an illustrator and graphic designer who graduated from the Nossi College of Art and Design in 2022.

According to police, Hale had earlier considered targeting another location but had decided not to carry out the attack due to the level of security in that place.

Hale reportedly sent a message to one of his friends, a former middle school basketball teammate at 9:57 a.m. the day of the shooting, he stated that he was planning to die by suicide.

Authority is still carrying out investigation into the shooting and a search warrant is executed at the residence of Hale resulted in the seizure of two shotguns (one being sawed-off) and other evidence.

Nashville School Shooting victims

The incident claimed the lives of six people; three children and three staff members. Five of the victims were reportedly pronounced dead at a local hospital, with the sixth victim being pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims were identified as students Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney, and Hallie Scruggs, all 9 years old; substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61; custodian Mike Hill, 61; and head of school Katherine Koonce, 60.

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