At least 4 dead in Nashville, Tennessee school shooting

At least 4 dead in Nashville, Tennessee school shooting

At least four individuals were declared dead following a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

According to law enforcement officials, the shooting transpired at a school located in the impoverished neighbourhood of Antioch, with the assailant subsequently taking his own life.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reported that the incident began at approximately 3:25 am, with officers responding to reports of an active shooter at the facility.

Upon arriving, they discovered that the perpetrator had already died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Subsequently, three individuals were declared dead at the scene, while another succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Authorities have yet to identify the victims or the assailant, indicating that their investigation is ongoing.

Furthermore, the motive behind the shooting remains unknown, as the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department continue to search for clues as to why the tragedy occurred.

The incident has been widely condemned by local and national politicians, with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee offering his condolences to the families of those affected.

“I am heartbroken by the tragedy in Antioch,” he said.

“My heart aches for the families, friends and neighbors of those whose lives were cut short today. I thank our first responders for their swift action and ask for continued prayers for all affected.”

The tragedy marks the latest in a series of school shootings in the United States this year, prompting calls for tougher gun control measures from some lawmakers.

In the wake of the tragedy, a somber mood has descended upon the residents of Nashville, with many taking to social media to express their grief and shock.