shooting reported at south carolina elementary school. 2 students and one teacher injured.

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A teenager with a handgun opened fire at an elementary school in South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon , not long before authorities say they found his father shot to death in a home nearby.
Police said the teenage shooter , who they did not identify, shot two male students and a female teacher at Townville Elementary School , located about 40 miles west of Greenville , S. C. , before being quickly taken into custody by authorities .
One of the students was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, while the teacher was struck in the shoulder, said Capt . Garland Major of the Anderson County Sheriff ’ s Office . All three were taken to hospitals from the scene, he said during a briefing Wednesday , though their conditions were not immediately clear .
Major said that the shooter was taken into custody in a matter of minutes and that authorities believe that there are no other suspects involved .
He emphasized that authorities were in the early hours of the investigation , saying they were still trying to figure out details about where the shooting occurred . The school has no resource officer, the superintendent said Wednesday , but it has security cameras and an airlock system requiring people to be buzzed in .
Major also brought up and dismissed potential motives , saying that authorities did not believe there were any racial factors , noting that the suspected shooter and the three injured people were all white. He also said police did not believe terrorism was a factor .
The burst of violence at locked down Townville Elementary, a school of about 285 students , sending terrified parents hurrying to a local church to pick up their children and causing officials to cancel classes for the rest of the week. The school ’ s picture day had originally been scheduled for Friday.
“We are heartbroken about this senseless act of violence , ” Joanne Avery, the school superintendent , said at the briefing . The school district does training to prepare for active attacks, officials said .
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Authorities say they are still working to determine if any of the people injured at the school were targeted or if any of them were connected to the shooter , but said that they had not found any relationships by Wednesday night .
The suspected shooter is home-schooled and not a student in the school district , the sheriff ’ s office said .
In addition , investigators are also looking into what they called a related homicide after they found the Jeffrey D . Osborne , the teenage attacker’ s 47 – year – old father , dead at a home about two miles from the school .
Osborne ’ s family called 911 a short time after the school shooting , and police arrived and found him dead from a gunshot wound , Greg Shore , the Anderson County coroner , said at the same briefing .

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