Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 6-year-old boy wounded during a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school this week has died, his mother said Saturday on Facebook.
Jacob Hall was hit in a femoral artery and a massive blood loss led to a major brain injury. He died Saturday, Renae Hall wrote.
“You are dead to me by God you are my angel and now as I lay here and Watch the Life leave your body it reminds me of how honored I was to have you in my life,” she wrote in her post.
The 14-year-old boy suspected of the shooting at Townville Elementary School was charged Friday with three counts of attempted murder. He was also charged with murder in connection with the killing of his father at the family home.
CNN is not naming the accused shooter because he is a minor. His case is being heard in family court, and it is not yet clear whether he will be tried as an adult.
Jacob was one of three people shot when the teen opened fire on the school playground Wednesday. Another student and a teacher were treated and released on the day of the shooting.
Authorities said they believe the teen shot his father then took a pickup to the school in the small community of Townville, where he began firing as he got out of the vehicle.
The wounded teacher was identified as Meghan Hollingsworth, who teaches first grade and has been at Townville Elementary for nine years.
Townville is in Anderson County, not far from Greenville and close to the border with Georgia.
Newtown based Sandy Hook Promise, which was formed after the Sandy Hook shootings, issued a statement: “We know firsthand the anguish his friends, family, teachers and classmates are facing. This didn’t have to happen, it should not have happened, and we are deeply saddened to add Townville, and any town, to the growing list of American communities forever touched by gun violence.”