Grandparents of South Carolina school shooter found father dead

Members of law enforcement investigate an area at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Townville, S.C. A teenager opened fire at the South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say the grandparents of a teenager suspected of opening fire outside an elementary school in South Carolina found their son dead after receiving a call from the teen.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says the teenager called his grandmother’s cellphone at 1:44 p.m. Thursday, but he was so upset, she couldn’t understand him. So the grandparents went to his home just 100 yards away. When they got there, they found 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne shot and their grandson not there.

Authorities say a teacher called 911 about a shooter at Townville Elementary about a minute after the teen called his grandmother.

Officials are not releasing the teen’s name or age.

One boy remains in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. A teacher and another student were treated and released from an Anderson hospital.

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