COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The parents of a 6-year-old boy who died after he was wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina say the boy showed his family how to love, laugh and smile.
Jacob Hall died Saturday, days after authorities say he was critically injured when a teenager opened fire on a school playground. Jacob’s parents said in a statement that their son has already forgiven the shooter because that’s the kind of child he was.
Jacob has been surrounded by family at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday at Townville Elementary. A bullet struck Hall in a main artery in his leg, causing him to lose a lot of blood.
Authorities say another student and a first-grade teacher were also shot when a 14-year-old boy started firing a handgun. They were treated and released.
The teen has been charged as a juvenile and is being held in jail.