6-year-old boy wounded in South Carolina school shooting dies
TOWNVILLE, S.C.– The 6-year-old who was injured during the shooting at a South Carolina elementary school has passed away, the Anderson County Coroner’s office told ABC News on Saturday.
Jacob Hall was one of three people shot on Wednesday at the playground of Townville Elementary School. He was being treated for a major brain injury.
“Jacob was shot in the leg. The bullet hit his femoral artery, causing massive blood loss, which led to cardiopulmonary arrest,” Dr. Keith Webb of the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital said on Friday.
Jacob’s brother, identified by ABC News, posted about the 6-year-old’s passing.
A GoFundMe for the boy’s family is no longer accepting donations. In two days, it raised more than $126,000.
The teacher and a second student were released from the hospital on Wednesday.
A volunteer firefighter took down the 14-year-old suspected shooter. The teen’s father was found dead at their home from from gunshot wounds.
On Friday, the suspect was charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.