Heartbroken As police learn more information about the shooter, the Nashville community struggles with the school shooting.


As the grieving Nashville community deals with the mass shooting that killed three 9-year-old children and three adults at a private Christian school, police are finding out more details about the 28-year-old shooter.

The heavily armed shooter killed six people during the attack, which happened at The Covenant School on Monday morning, before being fatally shot by responding police officers.

The parents of the shooter, Audrey Hale, who has been identified, reportedly told police that their daughter had bought and sold one firearm

that they believed that was all there had been, according to Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake.

Three of those weapons, including an AR-style rifle, were utilised on Monday. Police have come to the conclusion that the attack was preplanned after learning that

Hale had written about the shooting, had detailed maps of the school, and had scouted a second potential attack location in Nashville.

She also acknowledged that just prior to the attack, the shooter had sent unsettling messages to Hale's childhood friend.

The shooting, which left at least one person injured, was the 19th shooting at a school or university this year, according to a CNN count.

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