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JUST IN: Police Release Surveillance Footage of Nashville School Shooter


The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released surveillance footage of Audrey Hale at The Covenant School.

Hale was reportedly identified as the shooter in Monday’s horrific shooting, which left three children and three adults dead.

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Metro Nashville Police Department identified the six victims from the tragedy Monday evening.

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“The 6 victims fatally shot by the active shooter at Covenant School are identified as: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61,” Metro Nashville PD stated.

Surveillance footage released by the Metro Nashville PD showed Hale driving to the school and shooting out glass doors to break into the building.

After shooting out the glass doors, Hale entered the school through a door inside the building.

The footage then showed Hale walking through the school hallway.


"Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, drove this Honda Fit to the Covenant Church/school campus this morning and parked. MNPD detectives searched it and found additional material written by Hale," Metro Nashville PD said Monday evening.

"Hale entered the Covenant building after shooting out the glass of these doors," Metro Nashville PD added.

"As officers responded to the Covenant campus, Hale fired on arriving police vehicles from a 2nd story window."

"Hale fired a number of rounds inside the Covenant Church/School building. She was armed with these 3 guns and significant ammunition," Metro Nashville PD said.

"Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale drove to Covenant Church/School in her Honda Fit this morning, parked, and shot her way into the building. She was armed with 2 assault-type guns and a 9 millimeter pistol."

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released this statement:

Chief John Drake and the men and women of the MNPD join all of Nashville in mourning today’s deaths of six innocent persons, three nine-year-old’s and three adults, at the hands of an active shooter at Covenant Church/School on Burton Hills Drive.

The deceased are identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney, and Hallie Scruggs, all age nine, Mike Hill, age 61, Cynthia Peak, age 61, and Katherine Koonce, ago 60.

The shooter, Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, who attended the school years ago, arrived on campus in her Honda Fit. She was heavily armed with three guns, two of them assault-type weapons, and, as seen in surveillance video, shot her way into the church/school through doors on the side of the building.

The first call to 911 about shots being fired in the building came in at 10:13 a.m. Officers rushed to the campus, made entry and began clearing the building. Shots were heard coming from the second level. It was on the second floor, in a common area, that a team of officers encountered Hale shooting (she had been firing through a window at arriving police cars). Two members of an officer team fired on Hale and fatally wounded her. Those two officers are Officer Rex Englebert, a four-year MNPD veteran, and Officer Michael Collazo, a nine-year MNPD veteran.

Writings recovered from Hale revealed that her attack was calculated and planned.

A search warrant executed at Hale’s Brightwood Avenue home resulted in the seizure of a sawed-off shotgun, a second shotgun, and other evidence.

The investigation by several MNPD components, with assistance from our partners at the TBI, FBI, ATF and THP, is continuing.


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