Nashville Shooting: Here’s what we know about the victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the six victims of a shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville had ties to the Atlanta area.

Three children and three adults were killed when a woman opened fire at The Covenant School Monday morning. Authorities have only identified the shooter as a 28-year-old woman and former student at the school. She was shot and killed by law enforcement.

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The victims were identified Monday evening as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all 9 years old, as well as school head Dr. Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak and Mike Hill.

Dr. Katherine Koonce, 60:

Koonce received her Master’s in Education from Georgia State University in 1995. She had been the head of Covenant for nearly seven years.


Mike Hill, 61:

Hill was the custodian of the school.

Police said the shooter went through the school shooting indiscriminately with two assault-type rifles and a handgun. Every person who was shot was killed.

Cynthia Peak, 61:

Peak worked as a substitute teacher at the school, according to ABC News.

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Hallie Scruggs, 9:

Hallie Scruggs was the daughter of the senior pastor at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Chad Scruggs. The church which shares a location with the Covenant School,

“We are heartbroken,” Chad Scruggs told ABC News in a statement. “Through tears we trust that she is in the arms of Jesus who will raise her to life once again.”

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