A trans shooter killed three staff members and three children Monday morning at The Covenant School, a private K-6 Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee attached to a Presbyterian church.
Police said the shooter entered the facility through a side door and was armed with two sporting rifles and a handgun.
The shooter reportedly walked up to the second floor of the school. Police have not indicated if the shooter had a specific target or any personal connection to the school yet. Police did say the shootings did not occur in a classroom, but in a lobby area.
The school called police at 10:13 a.m. and police arrived within minutes, killing the suspect at 10:27 a.m.
Authorities have not said if the shooter was still actively firing at students and staff when the shot was taken, but the quick response from police is drastically different than last year's Uvalde, Texas shooting where officers took over an hour to take action. 21 people were killed in the meantime in that shooting.
Here is the full press report with police:
And more from News Channel 5 Nashville:
The shooter has been identified as Nashville woman, who is 28.
Five others were wounded: three children and two adults. There were no MNPD personnel assigned to that building at any time.
"We have mental health professionals at the reunification site," NFD spokesperson Kendra Looney said. "There is a hotline for parents to call that is being set up."
The Red Cross has reacted and set up at the reunification center as well.
The school reportedly went through an active shooting program last year.
We will update you with more information as it is released.