The individual who opened fire Monday at a private Christian school in Nashville has reportedly been identified solely as a 28-year-old woman who slid through a side door before committing the gruesome massacre, according to police.
A spokesperson for the Nashville Police Department said authorities received a call at 10:13 a.m. for an active shooter and upon arrival, heard gunshots on the second floor of the school. A team of five officers engaged with the suspect before fatally shooting her. (RELATED: Police Find Dead Body Of Accused Denver High School Shooter In Woods)
“We know at this point that this shooter is a female, she appears to be in her teens, although her identification has not been confirmed at this juncture. We know that she was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun. We are efforting now to identify her. She entered the school through a side entrance and traversed her way from the first floor to the second floor, firing multiple shots. We now know there are three students who were fatally wounded as well as three adults inside the school,” a police spokesperson said during a press briefing. It was later confirmed the shooter was 28, according to Fox News.
After the spokesperson stepped down an anti-gun activist hijacked the press briefing calling for an end to gun violence.
First Lady Jill Biden mourned the tragedy in a statement, saying she is “truly without words,” according to CNN.