According to authorities and media accounts, a shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, killing three children.
The gunman was reportedly killed in a shootout with authorities, according to a tweet from the city’s police department about “an active shooter situation” at The Covenant School.
Three children’s deaths were verified by a hospital spokeswoman, according to the Nashville Fire Department, who cited “several patients” with media outlets including NBC and The New York Times.
According to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesman, John Howser, “Three juvenile patients were transferred to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, all having received gunshot wounds.” “After arrival, all three were confirmed dead.”
Students at The Covenant School, a private Christian school, range in age from preschool to around age 12.