6-Year-Old Jacob Hall Dies After Being Wounded in the Townville Elementary Shooting
The six-year-old South Carolina boy wounded in Wednesday's school shooting has died, according to the Anderson County coroner.
Jacob Hall, who was a kindergartner at Townville Elementary, had been clinging to life in intensive care at Greenville Memorial Hospital and reportedly died just after 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Jacob was shot in the leg Wednesday, ripping open his femoral artery, when a teenager shot at him and his classmates.
He lost so much blood that he sustained a serious brain injury, his family told Greenville News.
"Jacob was an angel that was brought to this earth to show love, to show kindness, and to show forgiveness. Jacob never had a bad intention ever in his body," said Jacob's mom, Renae Hall in a pess conference.
She also talked of how Jacob's death has shown her that there is still kindess in the world.
"It took my son's death for me to realize that there are still good people in this world because I had gave up," said Renae. "Jacob's death showed me that wasn't what the world's about. The world's about people coming together in a time of crisis, and helping people that they don't even know (how to) get by..."
In a press conference, Renae said that she doesn't want people dressed in suits and tie's at Jacob's funeral because there will be a lot fo children there and she doesn't want to scare them.
"Jacob will be dressed in his super hero costume," Renae said.
Cops believe the 14-year-old Townville teenager gunned down his father before driving to an elementary school and opening fire.
According to State Rep. Alan Clemmons, Jacob died twice after the shooting and was revived. He required immediate emergency surgery.
Another 6-year-old student and first-grade teacher, Meghan Hollingsworth, were also wounded during the shooting. They were treated at AnMed Health Medical Center and released Wednesday.
The teen was charged Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Travis Paige, a friend of Jacob's family, previously started a GoFundMe campaign to help support his parents while they planned to take off of work for his recovery.
As of Saturday the campaign had already raised more than $126,000.