Jacob Hall, the six-year-old Townville Elementary School shooting victim, has been pronounced dead by the Anderson County coroner, Greg Shore. The South Carolina first grader was shot by a 14-year-old on the playground Thursday and critically wounded, authorities said.
Hall was shot in the leg and the bullet pierced his femoral artery.
Hall died at 12:56 p.m., Saturday, Shore said. Until then he had been on life support at the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital,. An autopsy is scheduled in Anderson on Sunday.
Another boy and a teacher were also injured by the bullets, and were released from the hospital later. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy accused of the school shooting first shot his father to death before going to Townville Elementary, several miles away. The 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
In a public Facebook post, Hall’s brother Gerald Gambrell, said “God took his strongest soldier.
“Jacob will be with us forever and always in our hearts. I love you little brother and I can’t wait till the day we meet again. Your my hero buddy. I love you so much watch over your family son.”