Three children and three adults were killed after 28-year-old Audrey Hale opened fired inside the Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Metro Nashville Police are currently investigating the shooting and are right now still gathering details.
Police Chief John Drake did however tell local news outlets “Hale does identify as transgender.”
Hale also reportedly had a manifesto written.
🚨#BREAKING: NBC News is reporting and identifying the 28-year-old Nashville shooter as “Audrey Hale”, a biological female that identifies as “He/Him” on their LinkedIn
Authorities believe the transgender shooter previously attended the Christian school with reports that all of… pic.twitter.com/VRmAj1vyFl
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 27, 2023
NOW – Police say Nashville shooter, who killed 3 children and 3 adults, identifies as a transgender.pic.twitter.com/axSTtF2yFo
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 27, 2023
Check out what the Post Millennial reported:
The identity of the Nashville Covenant Christian school shooter has been revealed to be that of Audrey Hale, a biological female that identifies as a male.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Monday that the individual who fatally shot at least 3 students and 3 adults at The Covenant School was 28 years old and was believed to be a former student.
Police Chief John Drake said during an afternoon press conference that the identity was confirmed to be Audrey Hale, “a 28-year-old female that lived in the Nashville area.”
Drake said that the investigation was ongoing, adding that Hale “does identify as transgender, yes.”
According to NBC News, three law enforcement officials who were briefed on the matter said that the individual responsible for the shooting was identified as Audrey Hale, a resident of Nashville. Drake said that a nearby vehicle provided crucial clues to identify the shooter involved in the incident. Although the doors on the campus are typically locked, the shooter managed to gain access through a side entrance, which is currently under investigation. Despite this, Chief Drake commended his officers for their swift action in confronting the shooter, stating that the situation could have been much worse.
Nashville Police Chief confirms the suspect in today’s shooting at a Christian elementary school identified as a transgender: pic.twitter.com/TMF4lnxYlM
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 27, 2023
Here’s what Action 5 News reported:
Three children who were students at a private Christian school for grades pre-K to sixth were killed in a shooting Monday in Nashville, as well as three adults. Police said the suspect also is dead.
Metro Nashville Police are investigating the shooting at The Covenant Presbyterian School. Police announced the number of deaths in a news conference and said the female suspect, identified as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, was killed at 10:27 a.m. when officers engaged her in a lobby-type area inside the school, which is attached to a church.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Hale identified as transgender.
Authorities said she entered the school through a side entrance and was armed with two assault-type rifles and a pistol.
The Nashville Christian school shooting is not the first instance of a transgender school shooter. A Colorado transgender teenager was sentenced to life in prison for the deadly Highland Ranch, Denver school shooting in 2019. pic.twitter.com/shUgzZqW4W
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 27, 2023