Police have released harrowing bodycam footage of the moment they gunned down the Nashville school shooter.
The 28-year-old shooter, Audrey Hale, killed six people at the Covenant School in Tennessee, US, before cops shot the attacker.
Footage released by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows officers chasing around the school trying to find the active shooter, sprinting through corridors and classrooms as the sound of gunfire rings in the distance.
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An alarm rings for the duration of the clips, comprised of bodycam footage from officers Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo.
“We don’t know where he is,” a cop can be heard saying.
Officers are seen entering rooms, guns raised, trying to find the attacker and as the clip jumps another officer can be heard saying: “It’s upstairs. It sounds like it’s upstairs.”
Chasing towards the sound of the gunfire the officers finally reach the attacker – a former student at the school – shooting Hale multiple times, including with a handgun while the assailant is on the floor.
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“Stop moving, stop moving” officers shout.
Hale was killed at 10.27am just 14 minutes after the call went to emergency services.
The footage ends with a chilling sight of Hale’s body as officer Collazo says on the radio: “Suspect down.”
In total, Hale killed three children and three adults. They are believed to include three nine-year-olds and the headteacher.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper told CNN that it would be no time at all now until people were “going to go back to questioning why we have so few restrictions on guns, particularly assault-level type guns”.
He added: "This is our worst day, but it could have been worse without this brave response. So we’re very grateful for that.”
The motive for the attack is not clear at the time of writing.
The attack marks the 129th mass shooting in the US this year.
Other footage has also been released showing Hale stalking the school's corridors, gun raised.
Dressed in a red cap the assailant cautiously moves around the building looking for targets.
Images have emerged too of shell-shocked children hand in hand as they leave the school, many loaded onto buses.
Reports have recently claimed that Hale bought seven different guns from five different shops.
The guns were then hidden from Hales's parents in the weeks leading up to the attack.
Police have reported that Hale was not specifically targeting anyone at the school and was not on the radar of law enforcement at the time of the shooting.
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