Boy, 6, Dies Days After South Carolina School Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina, a coroner said.

Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday at Townville Elementary School. A bullet struck Hall in a main artery in his leg, causing him to lose a lot of blood.

Authorities say another student and a first-grade teacher were also shot when a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a playground. They were treated and released.

Authorities say the teen killed his father before he drove to the school. He was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded by parents of children killed in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting in December 2012, issued a statement saying it is “heartsick” over the news of Hall’s death.

“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,” the statement read.

Authorities have not released a motive for the shooting.

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One Comment

  1. Eye_Doc_NJ says:

    The Newtown folks have to remain in the spotlight… it was 4 years ago, kids were innocently slaughtered by a deranged human, we get it. The country mourned.

    You are not the PR folks for every school shooting in America. Let those families grieve without you telling them how to do it.

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