Boy, 6, dies days after mass school shooting
A 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a school shooting died Saturday, days after a 14-yearold boy opened fire on a school playground, authorities said.
Jacob Hall had been fighting for his life at a hospital after a bullet struck him in a main artery in his leg, causing him a major brain injury due to the loss of blood. Jacob died about 1 p.m. Saturday, and an autopsy will be done today, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. The hospital will release more details about his death, the coroner said.
Authorities say Jacob, another student and a firstgrade teacher at Townville Elementary were wounded by the teenager, who had just killed his father at their home. After the slaying, the teen — who is not old enough to have a driver’s license — drove a pickup truck about 3 miles down a country road, crashed at the school and started firing with a handgun.
The wounded were struck as a door opened for recess.