9.29.16: Grandparents of school shooter found father dead
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at home.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper says the shooter wounded two students and a teacher Wednesday afternoon outside rural Townville Elementary but was apprehended before he could get inside the building.
Skipper says firefighter Jamie Brock “just took him down.” Brock is a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department just down the road from the school and arrived before other officers responding to a 911 call from the school.
Deputies arrived minutes later.
Authorities say they don’t yet know a motive for the shooting and they weren’t sure if the students and teacher were targeted.