Reports: Several Children Hurt in SC Elementary School Shooting

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At least three children were hurt in a shooting on Wednesday at an elementary school in Anderson County, South Carolina, and a suspect was believed to be in custody, the Greenville News said.

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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 (160 km) northeast of Atlanta, the paper said.

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


(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins and Laila Kearney; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Lisa Shumaker)