Nashville school shooting victims are identified
The three children and three staff members shot and killed by a transgender female attacker at a Nashville school have been named by police, who confirmed that the assailant previously attended the Christian school.
The nine-year-old victims were named as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney.
Three adults also died: substitute teacher Cynthia Peak and custodian Mike Hill, both 61, and school head Katherine Koonce, 60.
The attacker – who was shot dead by police – has been named as 28-year-old Audrey Hale.
Cops said Hale was transgender, although they haven’t specified further details. She was born female, but a LinkedIn profile believed to be hers uses he/him pronouns, suggesting Hale was living as a man.
She had been a pupil at The Covenant School, a private Christian establishment.
Tributes were pouring in to the six victims, with friends and relatives gathering on Monday night at Christ Presbyterian Church for a prayer vigil.
The fifth grade sister of Evelyn Dieckhaus, who was a third grader, sobbed as she told the congregation: ‘I don’t want to be an only child.’
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