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Anderson County deputies release statement on third student injured in Townville shooting

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The Anderson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released a statement about a fourth victim in the Sept. 28. Townville Elementary School shooting.

On Monday, the solicitor announced that charges had been upgraded against the 14-year-old suspect and a third count of attempted murder had been added. The teen faces two murder charges, one in the deadly shooting of his father at his home in Townville, and one in the death of Jacob Hall, the six-year-old first grader who died at the hospital on Saturday.

Below is the sheriff's office's statement.

"As part of the on-going investigation, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office determined that a third student was injured during the Townville Elementary School incident.  The resulting injury was minor in nature and did not require medical attention.  The Sheriff’s Office has worked with the 10th Judicial Solicitor’s Office to bring an additional charge of attempted murder against the suspect in this case.

The incident is still under active investigation.  No other information is available at this time."

Three students and a teacher were injured in the shooting. Hall was shot in the femoral artery, the second student was shot in the foot, and the teacher was shot in the shoulder. The second student and First grade teacher Meghan Hollingsworth were released from the hospital just a few hours after being wounded.

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