Osborne family statement on Townville shootings

Osborne Rd homicide aerial
The house where Osborne was shot.

TOWNVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A 14-year-old is accused of killing his dad before shooting 3 people at Townville Elementary School, Wednesday.

The dad, Jeffrey Osborne, was found dead in their family home, Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies say.

The coroner says he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Osborne family released this statement about the incidents:

Our entire family is absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son and grandson.

We are praying and will continue to do so for the two precious children who were wounded, and for their courageous teacher who was wounded while rescuing the children.

We cannot express the devastation we feel at the loss of our beloved Jeff.

We are thankful to have friends who have expressed their sympathy and support 2 Tiffney that the loss of her husband. Please pray for our family that the Lord will help us as we face this unimaginable ordeal.

The Osborne family is in mourning for both our loss and the injuries to others.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured, and with the people of Townville and of Anderson County.

We would also like to express out thanks to those who prevented further violence and treated the injured.

Finally, we ask that the media and the public respect our privacy during this trying time.

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