NASHVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTING: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ASSAILANT

A 28-year-old heavily armed transgender man attacked an elementary school in Nashville (United States) on Monday, March 27, killing six people including three children, after which he was shot dead by police.

The profile of the suspect has come to the fore. A 28-year-old transgender man, named Audrey Hale and heavily armed, attacked an elementary school in Nashville (United States) on Monday, March 27, killing six people, including three children, after which he was shot dead by police.

According to the first elements of the investigation, Audrey Hale, who wanted to be designated as a man, entered the school in the morning and shot bullets through the glass door.

The shooter fired numerous bullets while he moving to the first floor of the building and killing three children, aged 8 to 9, and three adults, aged 60 to 61 years.

The assailant is said to be an alumnus of the establishment who lived in Nashville at the time of the tragedy. “Based on our preliminary investigation, he was a student at this school at one point, but we’re not sure of the year,” city police chief John Drake said on television.

According to the school’s website, the name of one of the victims has been identified as Katherine Koons, which matches the name of the school’s principal.

Law enforcement was quickly dispatched to the scene. After hearing shots upstairs, they “immediately” went there and “killed” the assailant, who was pronounced dead at 10:27 AM (5:27 PM French time), according to Don Aaron.

Police in this southern US city said a manifesto found at the attacker’s home indicated other locations appeared as possible targets.

Nashville Police Chief John Drake said on US television, “The document shows that the murder was going to happen in many places, and the school was one of them.”

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