GREENVILLE, South Carolina- Family members have given updates on the condition of Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old shot at Townville Elementary on Wednesday. They say he is in intensive care and his prognosis is not favorable after a severed femoral artery by gunshot has caused apparent brain injury.

“As you all know, our nephew Jacob Hall was one of the victims in the senseless shooting at Townville Elementary Wednesday afternoon. The support and love that has been shown by the entire state has been overwhelming and very much appreciated.

Jacob is a very sick little boy and is fighting for his life. Due to the massive blood loss, he has sustained a major brain injury. Jacob is in very critical condition, and we are hanging on every second.

Please continue to pray for Jacob and the other victims of this horrible, senseless act. Thank you all for respecting our family as we prepare for the days ahead.

We want to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses and to Travis Page for starting the GoFundMe page so Jacob’s family can spend every moment they can with him. We also want to thank Pastor David Blizzard and Associate Pastor Tim Marcengill with Oakdale Baptist Church.”

God Bless You All,

The Bridges, Gambrell and Hall families

 

“He is a very sweet little boy who is fighting for his life,”Due to the massive blood loss, he has sustained a major brain aneurysm. Jacob is in very critical condition, and we are hanging on every second. Please continue to pray for Jacob and the other victims of this horrible, senseless crime, ” said Johnny Bridges

“Jacob was shot in the leg. The bullet hit his femoral artery, causing massive blood loss, which led to cardiopulmonary arrest. He has undergone surgery and a number of procedures to try to stabilize his condition. He remains in critical condition.” – Dr. Keith Webb, Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital

Another student and teacher were injured when the juvenile shooter jumped a fence and went on to the playground firing a handgun. A local volunteer firefighter was able to tackle him before he entered the school building. The school credits recent active shooter training for sparing lives.