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Shooting at private school in Nashville, gunman dead

'The shooter died after being engaged by officers', says police

Nashville police

The suspect in a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday is dead, officials said.

The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter there are multiple patients but their conditions were not immediately clear. The shooting occurred at The Covenant School.

“The shooter died after being engaged by officers,” Metro Nashville Police said in a Twitter post. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter died by suicide or was shot by police. Police tweeted, “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.”

The Covenant School has had an enrollment of about 200 students from preschool to sixth grade in recent years and was founded as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2001, according to the school's website.


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