GREENVILLE, South Carolina- Jacob Hall, the six-year old who was shot at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday, has died according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore. The first grader had been in intensive care clinging to life after a bullet severed his femoral artery. He had suffered brain injury due to massive blood loss.
Hall, 6, died at 12:56 p.m., Saturday, the coroner said, adding an autopsy is scheduled in Anderson on Sunday,.
Jacob’s parents issued the following statement:
“Our son, Jacob Hall, who was shot at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday, died today surrounded by family at Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital. Jacob came into our lives six years and four months ago and changed it completely. He showed us how to love, laugh and smile even on days we did not want to. God gave him to us and he was taken away from us by a senseless act. We know that Jacob has already forgiven this child for what he did to him and his family because that’s the kind of child he was. 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. Jacob is in heaven with God now and everyone who loves him. Words cannot express how much we will miss him.
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to the community for the outpouring of love and support. We also want to thank the doctors and nurses at GHS Children’s Hospital, who did everything in their power to try to save Jacob, and to Ms. Hollingsworth, who put her life on the line to try to protect and save Jacob. We also want to thank Preacher Blizzard and the staff of Oakdale Baptist Church, the Townville Rescue Squad, Townville Fire Department, Fire Chief Billy McAdams and all of the first responders. This is an extremely difficult time for our family, and we ask for privacy as we continue to grieve the loss of our beloved son. Funeral arrangements will be shared on Monday.” – Renae and Rodger Hall.
Jesse Osborne, a 14-year-old Townville resident has been charged on Friday with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder for the handgun attack that killed Hall, and injured a teacher and another student. The shooting was stopped by a volunteer firefighter who wrestled the subject to the ground.
greenvilleonline.com contributed to this report