Three children were dead after a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday morning, a hospital spokesman said.
The Nashville police said that officers had responded to “an active shooter event” at the Covenant School, which serves students from preschool through 6th grade, according to its website.
“The shooter was engaged by M.N.P.D. and is dead,” the Police Department said on Twitter.
Three pediatric patients with gunshot wounds were taken to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and were pronounced dead after arrival, a hospital spokesman said.
It was not immediately clear if the person with the gun was among the three dead.
The Nashville Fire Department said earlier on Twitter that it had responded to “an active aggressor” at the school.
“We can confirm we have multiple patients,” the department said.
A Nashville police spokeswoman said that the police had responded to a call at 10:13 a.m. for an “active shooter” at the address of the school and that there was a large police response working to assess the situation, give “patient care” and ensure safety and security.
This is a developing story.