Boy, 6, dies after South Carolina school shooting

Jacob Hall had been in critical condition since Wednesday

Boy, 6, dies after South Carolina school shooting

World Bulletin / News Desk

A 6-year-old victim of in South Carolina died Saturday after being critically wounded at his school three days earlier.

Anderson County coroner Greg Shore confirmed Jacob Hall died at 1 p.m. (1700GMT) Saturday, according to multiple reports.

A bullet struck Hall in his leg, hitting a major artery and causing massive bleeding. The extreme blood loss caused Hall to suffer a major brain injury.

He had been in critical condition since Wednesday.

Hall’s parents, Renae and Rodger, said in a statement released after their son died, that he “was taken away from us by a senseless act.

“Jacob was sent to this Earth for this short a period of time to show us that there is such a thing as pure love,” they wrote.

Hall was surrounded by family when he died at Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, his family said.

An autopsy will be conducted Sunday, the county coroner said.

Two other victims, a teacher and a student, were also wounded when a 14-year-old shooter opened fire at the Townsville Elementary School shortly after killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne, nearby.

Local media reported that the accused is Jesse Osborne. He has been charged with murder and attempted murder charges.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ekim 2016, 09:17