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Police have released terrifying footage of the moment a shooter entered a school in Nashville.
The shooter has since been identified as 28 year-old Audrey Hale, who shot and killed three nine year-old children and three adults.
The victims have been identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and Williams Kinney, as well as Mike Hill, 61, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Katherine Koonce, 60.
The attack took place at the private Christian school, The Covenant School.
Police in Nashville have now released the footage of the moment Hale entered the school.
They can then be seen walking into the school building in camouflage trousers, a red baseball cap, and a black vest before heading down hallways and searching through rooms.
Hale opens different doors and checks all around for signs of people.
Although the video released by Nashville police is muted, a fire alarm can be seen flashing in the background of the footage.
The shooter was a former student of the school, and reportedly held onto ‘some resentment’ towards it.
Police chief John Drake later confirmed that they had obtained Hale’s manifesto, which included detailed maps of the school and will likely give investigators a clear motive.
“We have a manifesto. We have some writings that we’re going over that pertain to this day, the actual incident. We have a map drawn out about how this was all going to take place,” he told reporters.
This devastating incident marks the 89th US school shooting in 2023.