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Update: Teen reportedly killed father before opening fire at S.C. school

UPDATED at 4:29 p.m. A teenager is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting happened in...

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UPDATED at 4:29 p.m.

A teenager is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The shooting happened in the early afternoon at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, located near the Georgia state line about 100 miles northeast of Atlanta.

One of the 6-year-old children shot was in critical condition and in surgery at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Scott Stoller, Anderson County's director of emergency services, told the Anderson Independent Mail.

POSTED at 2:37 p.m.

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At least three children were hurt in a shooting Wednesday at an elementary school in Anderson County, South Carolina, the Greenville News said.

Police said that a teenage shooter is in custody.

The shooting at Townville Elementary School, located near the Georgia state line, was reported just after 2 p.m., the newspaper said.

The incident drew a large police response and prompted an evacuation of the school, located 100 miles northeast of Atlanta, the paper said.

Reuters could not immediately reach the Anderson County Sheriff's Office for comment.

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