Nashville mass school shooting: At least seven dead, including kids | USA TODAY

The suspected shooter was shot and killed by police after an attack on a private elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee.

RELATED: Shooting reported at Covenant School in Nashville

Three students and three staff members were fatally shot after a woman opened fire at a small private Christian elementary school in Nashville early Monday, a hospital official said.

Officers engaged and killed the shooter at the Covenant School, Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron said.

Three children and two adults were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with gunshot wounds, and all five were pronounced dead after arrival, said Craig Boerner, spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was not immediately clear if the third adult was also taken to the hospital.

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