South Carolina first-grader dies days after school shooting

South Carolina first-grader dies days after school shooting

A six-year-old boy has died three days after a bullet hit his thigh in a primary school shooting in South Carolina.

Jacob Hall was taken to hospital in critical condition on Wednesday after 14-year-old Jesse Osborne killed his father at their family home before driving to Townville Elementary, shooting Jacob, another six-year-old student and a teacher.

Jacob sustained brain damage from the blood loss and was placed on life support before going into cardiac arrest.

He died around 1pm on Saturday, according to Anderson County coroner Greg Shore, as reported by New York Daily News.

Gerald Gambrell, Jacob’s older brother, wrote on Facebook that “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.”

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