A South Carolina town is waiting for answers after a teenager opened fire at an elementary school and wounded 3

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Update: The previously unidentified man was confirmed to be the shooting suspect’s father. The suspect was subdued by an off-duty officer.

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A teenager opened fire at an Anderson County elementary school in Townville, S. C.

Associated Press reports that two students and a female teacher were wounded in the shooting. Authorities report that the students were airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, while the teacher was taken to AnMed via ambulance. According to an update, a coroner has said that the injuries were not life-threatening.


The suspect is now in custody.

The Anderson County coroner is said to be investigating a death close to the school. The previously unidentified man was later confirmed to be the shooting suspect’s father.

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Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district asked for prayers:

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott also tweeted:

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