Nashville school shooting: First photos emerge of attack victims, including 9-year-old girl and principal | US News

Photos of four victims of a shooting at a Nashville school have been released.

Six people, including three children, were all gunned down by Audrey Elizabeth Hale after former students opened fire at the private Covenant School in the Tennessee capital.

The six victims were named as Evelyn Dickhouse, Harry Scruggs and William Kinney, all aged nine, Cynthia Peake and Mike Hill, 61, and Catherine Coons, 60.

So far, pictures of Mr Hill, Ms Koons, Ms Peek and nine-year-old Halle have been made public.

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Halle is the daughter of the pastor of the church where the school is located.

The three adults are staff members, Ms Koonce is the principal, Ms Peak is the substitute teacher and Mr Hill is the administrator.

Principal Katherine Koonce was one of the six victims.Photo: Covenant School
Principal Katherine Koonce was one of the six victims.Photo: Covenant School
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Michael Hill is 61 years old. Image: Facebook
Cynthia Peak
Cynthia Peak is also 61

“We love the Scruggs family and join them in mourning their precious daughter Hallie,” Park City Presbyterian Pastor Mark Davis said in a statement.

“Together we trust that the strength of Christ will draw near to us, giving us the comfort and hope we so desperately need.”

Covenant School in Nashville has approximately 200 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and a staff of approximately 50.

Holding the school’s manifesto and detailed maps, Hale shot into the building and began a killing spree.

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Police Chief John Drake said: “We have a manifesto. We have some writings that relate to today, actual events. We have a map of how this is going to happen.”

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Nashville shooting: Police kill school attacker

Officers began receiving reports of the attack at 10.13am (4.13pm UK time) and as police began clearing the ground floor of the school they heard gunfire from the second floor.

Two officers from the five-man team responded and killed the suspect at 10:27 a.m. (4:27 p.m.).

Hale’s motive for the attack is unclear.

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