Nashville police released photos of the three weapons used by the cross-school shooter who killed six, including three nine-year-olds and three employees, on Monday.
Audrey Hill, 28, is a transgender woman and alumnus of the school who wrote her plans in a detailed statement.
Police shared a photo of three weapons Hill was carrying when she shot her way into the Covenant Church/School building.
The weapons are believed to be two assault rifles and a 9mm pistol. Officials said Monday that two of the three weapons used in the shootings were purchased legally.
It also carried a large amount of ammunition.
One of the guns was smeared with the word “HELL” while the gun had the shooter’s new name, Aiden emblazoned on it.
When Hale pulled up to school in her Honda Fit, the glass doors slammed shut. Hill shot her way inside, firing on the doors to get into the building.
Nashville police released photos of the three weapons used in the shooting, which included two assault rifles
Nashville police picked up the second of the two guns used in the shooting
The shooter also carried a 9mm handgun during the killings on Monday
Hill also allegedly planned an attack on another school but decided not to attack there after he thought there was too much security, according to Nashville Police Chief John Drake at a press conference Monday afternoon.
At about 10.13am, Covenant School opened fire, shooting and killing nine-year-old Evelyn Dichhaus, Haley Scruggs and William Kenny.
Substitute teacher Cynthia Beck, 61, principal Kathryn Consey, 60, and bouncer Mike Hill, 61, were also killed.
Conci worked alongside her daughter at Covenant School. Anna Consi is a faculty/student assistant.
Cops said Hill was transgender, though they did not specify further details. She was born female, but the LinkedIn profile believed to be hers uses her pronouns, indicating that Hale was living as a man.
It is not clear what Hill’s motive was, but police believe she attended the school at some point.
The shooter left behind a statement that Drake believes will give them a motive for the massacre, the president said, the 129th in the United States in 2023.
Police said they had drawn detailed maps of the school and were monitoring it.
Nashville police released a photo of the car used by Audrey Hill, the private school shooter who killed six, including three nine-year-olds and three employees.
They also posted pictures of the school’s doors, which Hill unlocked in order to gain entry
Audrey Hill (pictured), the Nashville private school shooter who killed six, including three nine-year-olds and three staff members, is a transgender woman and alumnus of the school who wrote her plans in a detailed statement
The front entrance to Al-Ahed School shows the glass doors visibly damaged by bullets
“We have a statement, we have some writing that we’re reviewing that relates to this day,” Drake said. We have a map drawn of how all this happens. There is now a theory that we may bring up later but it is not confirmed. We will put that in as soon as possible.
When asked if Hill’s identification might influence motivation, Drake paused before saying, “We can give you that later.” There’s some theory to that, we’re investigating all leads.
According to Chief, Hill has no criminal history and said he did not know of any history of mental illness, although investigators are still looking into that.
Drake also said that Hill was planning to attack another school in the Nashville area.
“There was another location that was mentioned but due to the threat assessment by the suspect, and a lot of security measures, they decided not to,” he said.
Terrified children look out the windows of their school bus as they wait to be removed from school after the shooting
Children hold hands as they leave Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, Monday after a shooter opened fire, killing three children and three staff members.
The Nashville shooting is the 129th mass shooting of the year.
The country passed the record of 100 mass shootings on March 5 – with the rate rising faster than in the past 10 years.
Last year, the United States experienced 100 mass shootings on March 19, nearly two weeks after this year’s date.
The previous year, 2021, was March 20, while in 2020 it was May 3, and 2018 and 2019 also saw late May dates for the dim sign.
So far this year, there have been 13 school shootings, with a total of six children killed and four adults or staff losing their lives.
Nashville is the deadliest school in 2023 and is one of only five in history to have had a gunman.