Police Chief Drake: transgender woman Hale fired at US parochial school
A transgender woman fired at a parochial school in the US state of Nashville, city police chief John Drake said. As a result of the incident in the United States, three nine-year-old children and three teachers who were about 60 years old were killed, RIA Novosti reports.
As he noted, the investigation, as one of the versions, is working out the motives associated with the change of 28-year-old Audrey Hale’s gender identity. According to Drake, she identifies as transgender.
Audrey Hale was eliminated by the police. They, as noted by Drake, arrived at the scene after 14 minutes. The perpetrator was armed with two automatic rifles and a pistol.
The police chief also noted that law enforcement searched the Nashville home where Hale lived with her parents. Detailed plans of the school where the criminal once studied were found on the spot. According to a number of media outlets, Audrey Hale identified herself as a man on social networks.
Earlier on March 27, it was reported that six people, including three children, died as a result of the incident. The Nashville Police Department announced that the gunman had been killed.
Some time later, US President Joe Biden began his speech about the shooting at a private Christian school with a joke about ice cream. Then the head of the White House said that information about the causes and circumstances of the incident is being clarified. He also expressed gratitude to the police officers.