6-year-old dies 4 days after getting shot at school in South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A 6-year-old boy wounded during a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school this week has died, his mother said Saturday on Facebook.
Jacob Hall was hit in a femoral artery and a massive blood loss led to a major brain injury. He died Saturday, Renae Hall wrote.
“You are dead to me by God you are my angel and now as I lay here and Watch the Life leave your body it reminds me of how honored I was to have you in my life,” she wrote in her post.
The 14-year-old boy suspected of the shooting at Townville Elementary School was charged Friday with three counts of attempted murder. He was also charged with murder in connection with the killing of his father at the family home.
CNN is not naming the accused shooter because he is a minor. His case is being heard in family court, and it is not yet clear whether he will be tried as an adult.
Jacob was one of three people shot when the teen opened fire on the school playground Wednesday. Another student and a teacher were treated and released on the day of the shooting.
Authorities said they believe the teen shot his father then took a pickup to the school in the small community of Townville, where he began firing as he got out of the vehicle.
The wounded teacher was identified as Meghan Hollingsworth, who teaches first grade and has been at Townville Elementary for nine years.
Townville is in Anderson County, not far from Greenville and close to the border with Georgia.
Suspect called grandparents
A minute before the teen allegedly opened fire, he called his grandparents’ cell phone, sobbing and mumbling unintelligibly, authorities said.
They could barely hear him because of his crying, CNN affiliate WYFF-TV reported. So they headed next door to his house to check on him.
Instead the grandparents found their son — the teen’s father — dead in the home. Jeffrey Osborne, 47, suffered fatal gunshot wounds, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said.
The teen allegedly drove a Dodge Ram onto school property and jumped a fence to access the playground, according to CNN affiliate WHNS-TV. It said he never entered the school.
At 1:45 p.m., a teacher called 911 to report the shooting at the playground behind the school.
The teacher and other student injured were released that evening after being treated at a local health center, hospital officials said.