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Nashville police chief was ‘in tears’ watching kids run out of school during mass shooting

Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake says he was “in tears” Monday morning watching children flee the scene of a mass shooting at an elementary school.

Three adults and three students lost their lives when a 28-year-old white female shooter opened fire at The Covenant School at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police said she entered the school through a side entrance with two assault rifles and a handgun.

The shooter, a Nashville woman and former Covenant student, was killed by police after she made her way to the second floor of the school.

Chief Drake said children ran to the tree line to hide. Photos sent to the FOX 17 newsroom show kids running to their parents, crying.

Metro Police haven’t released the name of the shooter. Officers reportedly have her address and are searching her residence to figure out a motive.

Police also said they know the ages of the children who were killed, but are waiting to release that information.

FOX 17 News will continue to provide updates as more information develops.

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