Nashville Police have released footage from cameras attached to the uniforms of police officers who were involved in the aftermath of the shooting at The Covenant School. According to the mayor of the city, the efficient actions of the officers prevented further tragic events. The video contains scenes of violence and is not suitable for minors and vulnerable people.
IN attack by a 28-year-old woman on The Covenant School in Nashville in Tennessee, three children and three adults were killed. Don Aaron, a spokesman for the city’s police department, said officers who arrived on the scene heard gunshots coming from the first floor of the school building.
Audrey Hale, 28, was armed with two assault rifles and a handgun. According to police, she once attended The Covenant School. The woman had planned the attack carefully. The motives for her crimes are not yet known. She died during the intervention of the officers. Aaron reported that she was shot by the police.
Police released footage of the action in Nashville
The Nashville Metropolitan Police released a video on Tuesday of officers called to the scene. The recording from the cameras placed on the uniforms of two officers shows how policemen armed with rifles enter the building and search the corridors and rooms one by one, before entering the first floor, where other officers are already present.
Upstairs, a series of shots are heard as the woman suspected of the attack comes into view. “Don’t move!”, “Take your hands off the gun!” The policemen shouted several times after they shot at the attacker. The second video released shows police officers approaching Hale from the other side.
The recordings come from cameras on the uniforms of officers Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo, who, according to police, shot the attacker.
The police received signals of the attack at 10.13 am local time. The 28-year-old suspected of the attack was shot dead at 10.27. Reuters reported that investigators were examining a “manifesto” written by a woman. This is to help determine the motives of her actions.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper told CNN that the police’s quick response prevented further tragic events. “Without this reaction, it could have been worse,” he said.
Main photo source: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department