A 12-year-old student has died in hospital after being shot by a classmate his own age at a

South

Carolina

high school

.

At around 12:30 p.m. local time, a

Tanglewood

High School resource officer called for emergency support after a student was shot at least once, the

Greenville County Police Office

said in a statement. and as CBS News has collected.

The incident occurred inside the school, near the front of the building, police officer

Hobart Lewis

detailed .

The victim has been taken to hospital and later died.

No other students have been injured in the incident and the suspect has been taken into custody, the

sheriff

's office has confirmed .

"My heart breaks for this young man's family and my prayers are with them tonight," Lewis said in a statement.

"Furthermore, I will pray for the other young man who pulled the trigger and for his family. I cannot understand what would cause someone to do this to another human being," he added.

Thus, the Police have detailed that the students "knew each other", but have not provided more details.

"We don't really know the details of why it happened and why so many young people are turning to violence, especially with guns," Lewis said.

The suspect fled the school after the shooting and was taken into custody about an hour later after police found him hiding under a cover in a residence.

The minor has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of a firearm on school property and unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 18, authorities said.

The suspect will be transferred to the

Department of Juvenile Justice

in

Columbia

.

A 12-year-old boy dies in a shooting in New York

A 12-year-old boy has been shot to death while sitting in a parked car Thursday night in

New York City

, police have said, underscoring the rise in gun violence in the US megacity. .

A 20-year-old girl in the driver's seat was also shot multiple times and has been treated at a hospital, while an eight-year-old girl in the back of the vehicle was uninjured, police added.

"In the passenger seat was a 12-year-old boy who was shot multiple times. He died on the spot,"

New York

Police Inspector Michael Kemper told a news conference.

The three were in the car waiting to buy food in the

Brooklyn

neighborhood when shots were fired shortly before 8 p.m. local time.

Police have not confirmed whether the victims had been attacked or hit by stray bullets.

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