Nashville elementary school shooting: Audrey Hale, the shooter, was undergoing treatment for emotional distress
Eva Deschamps / March 29, 2023
The 28-year-old woman who shot dead six people at an elementary school in the U.S. city of Nashville was undergoing treatment for an "emotional disorder," the Nashville police chief said Tuesday.
Audrey Hale was in possession of seven legally obtained firearms, which she had hidden in her parents' home.
According to Police Chief John Drake, the parents thought their daughter had only one gun and that she had sold it.
The motive for the shooting is not yet clear. The elementary school victims were randomly selected. Drake did not elaborate on Hale's "emotional disturbance." The woman was not known to police.
The victims were three adults and three nine-year-olds. Hale herself had previously attended the elementary school. Police shot and killed the shooter.
Police had previously revealed that an elaborate map, a school map and a manifesto were found in the shooter's home, and that Hale "identified himself as transgender. »