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Six dead in US elementary school shooting – Biden calls for stricter gun laws

2023-03-28T06:06:54.630Z


Shots were fired at a school in the US state of Tennessee. Six people died, including three children.


Shots were fired at a school in the US state of Tennessee.

Six people died, including three children.

Update from Monday, March 27, 10:15 p.m .:

After the fatal shooting at an elementary school in the US city of Nashville, President Joe Biden also commented.

"We must do more to stop gun violence," Biden warned.

He called on the US Congress to pass a tightening of gun laws he had proposed.

"It's sick," the president said, referring to the recent violent incident that killed three children and three adults.

Among other things, the Democrat calls for a ban on assault rifles, which are often used in amok attacks in the United States.

According to police information, the alleged shooter is said to have carried at least two assault rifles and a handgun with her, reported the

German Press Agency (dpa)

.

According to the police, the 28-year-old was killed by the emergency services.

Update from Monday, March 27, 8:55 p.m .:

Six people died at an elementary school in the United States.

The suspected shooter was killed by police.

According to the

German Press Agency (dpa),

according to initial findings, she is said to have been in her teens.

The police, on the other hand, identified the alleged perpetrator as a 28-year-old woman from Nashville, according to the short message service Twitter in the evening.

School shooting in the US: White House calls for stricter gun laws

Update from Monday, March 27, 8:40 p.m .:

After the act of violence at an elementary school in the United States, the White House is calling for gun laws to be tightened.

"How many more children have to be murdered before congressional Republicans stand up and act?" said Karine Jean-Pierre, spokeswoman for US government headquarters.

"Our children should be able to feel safe and secure at school."

Jean-Pierre emphasized that the American parliament must therefore urgently pass a ban on assault rifles and close loopholes in the background checks for gun buyers.

US President Joe Biden has repeatedly called for stricter gun laws.

However, these are blocked by Republicans in Congress.

School shooting in the USA: suspected gunman killed

Update from Monday, March 27, 8 p.m.:

Three children and three adults were killed in a shot at an elementary school in Nashville, USA.

The adults are said to have been employees.

Police have since killed the suspected gunman, police officer Don Aaron said during a news conference.

According to initial findings, she is said to have been in her teens.

"When officers got to the second floor, they saw a gunman, a woman, who was shooting," Aaron said of the situation on Monday morning.

According to initial investigations, the alleged perpetrator is said to have gained access to the school through a side entrance.

It is unclear whether she has a connection to the private Christian institution.

Rampages and shootings are part of everyday life in the USA.

Stricter gun laws are being called for time and again.

Last year, an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas.

School shooting in the USA: Six dead in Nashville

First report:

Washington/Nashville – In the state of Tennessee in the USA there were shots at a school in Nashville on Monday morning (March 27).

Three children and three adults were killed, the

New York Times

quoted a spokesman for a local hospital as saying.

Others were injured, the fire department said.

The alleged shooter is now dead, the police said on the short message service Twitter.

However, it remains unclear whether the woman with the gun is one of the dead.

Further details about the process and the background to the crime are not yet known.

School shooting in the USA: Police with a large contingent on site

At 10:13 a.m., police received the call about a school shooting, a spokeswoman confirmed to the

New York Times

.

The emergency services were in a large contingent on site and blocked roads.

The crime scene was the Covenant School.

This should be a Christian institution.

According to their own information on the website, there are students from pre-school to 6th grade at the private school.

(kas/dpa)

Source: merkur

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