1 Teacher, 2 Students Hurt in SC Elementary School Shooting

The 14-year-old suspect opened fire on the playground of Towneville Elementary School during recess and was brought down by a volunteer firefighter.
2:28 | 09/29/16

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First we want to get to that school shooting in south Carolina. Children terrified after a teen gunman opened fire at the playground. Parents' worst nightmare. Three injured before he was taken into custody. His father was shot found dead before the rampage and ABC's Steve osunsami is in townville, South Carolina, with all the details. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Authorities aren't sure what set this teenager off. He didn't even go to school here. He was homeschooled and authorities tell us they don't even believe when he came here he intended to target his alleged victims. This morning a teacher and two young students are recovering from gunshot wounds after a teenager with a handgun came shooting at this playground during recess. Did have a report of a third patient. Reporter: 1:45 P.M. The kids at townville elementary were near the end of the day. Reports of an active shooter at the school lit up cell phones across town. One of their teachers, a woman outside was shot in her shoulder as she tried to rush the kids in. One boy was shot in the foot. Another boy, 6-year-old Jacob hall was shot in the leg and had to be airlifted to a hospital. His parents tell us he needed surgery is still there this morning. There were some students out on the recess area and the shooting may have occurred there and the teacher got the students in the classroom. Reporter: Police say that the unidentified young man now in their custody is just 14 years old. Officers can be seen speaking to someone in the back of a cruiser and say the hero of the steer is it firefighter Jamie Brock who got there first and tackled the kid to the ground. He is a proud member of the townville volunteer fire department and did nothing that any of the other volunteer firefighters would have done. Reporter: Two miles away they discover the body of his father in their home. Police say he was shot dead. We watched as police towed away a truck from the crime scene. Authorities tell us the teenager got into a black truck, drove to the school, rammed a fence, got out, started shooting yelling I hate my life. For parents this was a nightmare. Obviously the worst. It's not a phone call you ever want to get. Reporter: Here's how police found the boy's father. They tell us the boy called his grandparents, the grandparents came to the home, discovered the father's body. Called 911. School is closed here for the rest of the week. Grief counselors will be here for parents and students who need today and tomorrow. Robin. And beyond, you're right about that, Steve, thank you.

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