UPDATE: 4:19 p.m. EDT — The two children who were wounded Wednesday during a shooting at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina do not have life-threatening injuries, Anderson County coroner Greg Shore told the Independent Mail.
The kids and one adult teacher remained in the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The suspect — a teenager — was in police custody. Authorities were also investigating a nearby death they believed was linked to the school shooting, WYFF4 reported.
Neither a motive for the shooting nor the gender of the student was immediately announced by authorities.
UPDATE: 3:29 p.m. EDT — Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., tweeted a statement Wednesday after three people were hospitalized following a shooting at Townville Elementary School. "My heart is sick for Anderson and South Carolina," he wrote, referencing the county the school is in. "Praying initial reports of no loss of life remain true and for those injured and their families."
Photos and details continued to roll in on social media:
UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. EDT — The suspect in the Townville Elementary School shooting in South Carolina that sent two kids and a teacher to the hospital Wednesday is a teenager, the Independent Mail reported.
Statistically, this isn't abnormal. An Everytown analysis of 160 school shootings between 2013 and 2015 found that, among shootings at primary and secondary schools where the suspects' age was disclosed, more than half were carried out by minors.
A man died Wednesday near the school, as well, but authorities did not immediately say whether he was linked to the Townville shooting, Greenville Online reported.
UPDATE: 2:53 p.m. EDT — Two children were reportedly shot Wednesday at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina, according to CNN. The Independent Mail reported one adult had died near — but not necessarily at — the school, as well.
UPDATE: 2:46 p.m. EDT — "Multiple injuries" were reported Wednesday after a possible shooting at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina, Anderson County Sheriff's Office Lt. Sheila Cole told FOX Carolina. But CBS reported the threat was over, and the suspect was in custody.
Parents trying to pick up their students should head to Oakdale Baptist Church, where staff have evacuated, WJLA reported.
UPDATE: 2:36 p.m. EDT — Anderson County School District 4, where Townville Elementary School is located, confirmed to FOX Carolina that deputies were on scene Wednesday for "an emergency situation" local media were reporting was a shooting. Unconfirmed scanner information indicated two children had been injured, Greenville Online reported.
No injuries or casualties had been formally reported by authorities, though social media users were already rallying around the South Carolina community:
See a live stream from the school on WYFF here.
Emergency officials reported to the scene of a possible shooting Wednesday afternoon at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina, WYFF reported. Further confirmed details were scarce, though local reporter Justin Lee Campbell tweeted police had taken a suspect into custody.
Townville Elementary School is one of six schools in Anderson School District 4 near South Carolina's border with Georgia.
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