Multiple victims in Nashville school shooting, suspicious death

March 27 (Reuters) – A shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday morning left several people dead and the suspect dead before police “engaged” the gunman, local authorities said.

The shooting happened at The Covenant School, where the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a tweet that the suspect had died, but did not specify exactly what led to the death. It was not specified whether the suspect was male or female.

The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter that it responded to the scene and had “several patients.” It did not say if any of the victims were killed or how many may have been injured.

“A shooting has occurred at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and has died,” police said on Twitter.

Founded in 2001, Covenant School is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville and has about 200 students, according to the school’s website. The school serves preschool through 6th grade and hosted an active shooter training program in 2022, WTVF-TV reported.

Nashville police did not immediately return calls for further details.

(This story has been reprinted to correct a typographical error in the title)

Kanishka Singh reports in Washington; Editing by Chisu Nomiyama

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