6-Year-Old South Carolina Shooting Victim on Life Support: 'We Are Hanging on Every Second'
The South Carolina boy wounded in Wednesday's school shooting is on life support, according to a statement from his family.
At just 6-years-old, Jacob Hall is clinging to life in intensive care after cops believe a Townville teenager gunned down his father before driving to an elementary school and opening fire.
Jacob was hit in the leg, ripping open his femoral artery. He lost so much blood that he sustained a serious brain injury, his family told Greenville News.
"We’re waiting and hoping for a miracle," one of Hall’s older brothers, Gerald Gambrell, told the paper.
According to State Rep. Alan Clemmons, Jacob died twice and was revived. He required immediate emergency surgery.
Travis Paige, a friend of Jacob's family, started a GoFundMe campaign to help support his parents as they take off work to stay by his side during what is shaping up to be a long road to recovery.
In two days, the fund raised more than $80,000, including $10,000 from the GoFundMe team, with more coming in every hour.
"A HUGE thank you to all who have donated so far! It shows that we still live in a great nation and that humanity and goodwill still exist!! Please continue to pray for Jacob and his family as they continue to battle with the unnecesary grief!! God bless you all!!" Paige wrote.
Jacob's family also released a brief statement.
"We appreciate the community’s support, especially the Townville Rescue Squad who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital," Rodger and Renae Hall said. "We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time."
The other two victims at the school were treated and released.