the first lady of USA, Jill Bidenattended a vigil this Wednesday in the town of Nashville (Tennessee) in memory of the victims of the school shooting that on Monday claimed the lives of six people, three of them minors.
During the vigil, Nashville Mayor, John Cooperasked citizens to support each other to overcome the tragedy.
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“When words are unable to convey the weight of our hearts, we must offer ourselves to others to help them carry that weight.Cooper said in a speech picked up by CNN.
For his part, the local police chief, john drakethanked the agents for their quick response on the day of the attack and assured that “Nashville unites like no other (city) to comfort those who have suffered unimaginable loss”.
During the event there were musical performances by the singers Sheryl Crowe and Margo Priceand concluded with a prayer from a state legislator and with the public singing the theme “Amazing Grace”.
Three minors and three adults died in the shooting this Monday, in which the alleged attacker, identified as a 28-year-old trans person, was killed by the police. She was carrying two rifles and a pistol.
In a video published this Tuesday by the authorities, you can see, through the body camera of one of the agents, the police action for six minutes from the arrival of the troops at the scene until they finally killed the attacker. , identified by authorities as audrey hale.
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The school The Covenantwhere the attack took place, is a private Christian center that serves students from preschool to sixth grade, that is, up to about 11 years old.
So far this year, at least 30 firearms incidents have been reported in schools in USAwhich have left 8 dead and 23 injured, according to data from the organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
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