S.C. shooting victim, Jacob Hall, 6, dies

ANDERSON, S.C. — Jacob Hall, a 6-year-old student shot Wednesday at a South Carolina elementary school, died Saturday.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said the first-grader died Saturday at 12:56 p.m. at Greenville Health System Children's Hospital.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday, Shore said.

In a public Facebook post, Jacob'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."

A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile with murder and attempted murder Friday, two days after he was accused of opening fire on a class heading outside for recess. USA TODAY does not normally name juveniles charged with a crime unless they face charges in adult court.

The boy is accused of killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne, before the shooting at Townville Elementary School

Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office say the teen killed his father Wednesday at their home on Osborne Road before heading to the school about 3 miles away.

Jacob was shot and at least one bullet pierced his femoral artery. His family said Thursday that he had suffered a severe brain injury and was on life support.

During the Wednesday shooting, another 6-year-old student and first-grade teacher Meghan Hollingsworth also were wounded. They were treated at AnMed Health Medical Center and released that day.

Contributing: Nathaniel Cary, Greenville (S.C.) News. Follow Nikie Mayo on Twitter: @NikieMayo


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