28-year-old “Audrey Hale” a biological female that identifies as “He/Him” on their LinkedIn, has been identified by both the New York Post and NBC News as the armed woman who fatally shot three students and three adults at a private Christian school in Nashville before being shot and killed by the police.
CNN previously reported that the assailant, believed to be a former student at the school, entered the Covenant School through a side door armed with at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun.
She fired multiple shots as she advanced through the building, and police arrived on the scene within approximately 15 minutes of receiving the first emergency call around 10:00 am (1500 GMT). The shooter engaged with the officers, who returned fire and ultimately killed her.
The police reported that a total of seven people, including the shooter, lost their lives during the incident at the school. The victims’ identities and ages have now been disclosed.
Authorities are conducting a search of a residence linked to Hale in the Nashville area. Some social media accounts that are believed to be associated with Hale are also being investigated.
NBC News reporter Gabe Gutierrez stated that Hale’s name was verified by three law enforcement sources.