Published On: Sun, Oct 2nd, 2016

6-year-old Jacob Hall dies from gun shot wound during South Carolina school shooting

A boy wounded during a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school has died, his mother said Saturday.

Jacob Hall, age 6, was shot in the femoral artery and loss a ton of blood leading to a major brain injury. His mom, Renae, confirmed on Saturday that Jacob died.

“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.
A family statement added thanks to doctors and the community. It said Jacob was an example of “pure love.”
Jesse Osborne with his dad, Jeffrey

Jesse Osborne with his dad, Jeffrey

“He showed us how to love, laugh and smile even on days we did not want to,” Renae and Rodger Hall said. “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.”

One of Jacob’s adult brothers, Gerald Gambrell, wrote on Facebook, “God took his strongest soldier. Jacob will be with us forever and always in our hearts. I love you little brother and I can’t wait till the day we meet again.”
“Jacob was going to do great things, and because of a senseless crime that nobody will probably ever really know why, that little life is cut short,” his great-aunt Rebecca Hunnicutt told WYFF before his death.
Jesse Osborne, 14, was charged Friday with three counts of attempted murder and with murder in connection with the killing of his father, Jeffrey Osborne, 47, at the family home.
The teacher, Meghan Hollingsworth, and another boy, also aged six, were less badly hurt.
Jamie Brock, an unarmed volunteer firefighter, pinned down the shooter until police arrived, Billy McAdams, chief of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department told a news conference.
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