Among the six victims shot and killed inside a private Christian school in Nashville Monday was the young daughter of a local pastor, according to reports.
Hallie Scruggs, one of three children slain in the sickening school shooting, was the 9-year-old child of Chad Scruggs, the senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the church confirmed to CBS News.
The young girl was gunned down by Audrey Hale, 28, inside The Covenant School. Responding police officers later shot and killed Hale.
Two other children, Evelyn Dieckhaus and William Kinney, both 9, were killed in the gunfire.
Three adult staffers were also killed and identified as custodian Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, both 61, and school head Katherine Koonce, 60.
Scruggs was also the former associate pastor at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, the church told WFAA.