According to the South Carolina police, the shooter and the victim were familiar.

A 12-year-old student shot and killed his peer at a school in South Carolina. This was reported by ABC TV with reference to the local police.

According to her, the shooter and the victim were familiar, but the causes of the incident are currently unknown. No one else present was injured.

The shooter was found under the veranda of a house near the school about an hour after the incident. The teenager has been charged with murder, carrying a firearm at school and possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 18.