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A suspected shooter was dead and multiple people were injured in a shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville early Monday, Nashville police and fire officials said.

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Officers “engaged” an active shooter at the Covenant School, a pre-kindergarten through grade six private school, and the shooter is dead, Nashville police said on Twitter. There are “multiple patients,” the Nashville Fire Department wrote.

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene. “Our thoughts are with the families of this school community,” Tennessee Rep. John Ray Clemmons said on Twitter. “Praying that all the children are safe.”

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