Police say a 14-year-old suspect pulled the trigger, striking the child in the leg.
In a tragic turn of events, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, who was wounded in an elementary school shooting in South Carolina last week, has died from his injuries. The death was confirmed by his parents Renae and Rodger Hall, according to a report by People.
“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,” the Hall family’s statement read according to the report.
“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,” the statement continued.
Police say a 14-year-old suspect pulled the trigger, striking the child in the leg. He was charged as a juvenile on Friday with one count of murder in the death of his father as well as three counts of attempted murder. Although the shot hit Jacob in the leg, it struck a femoral artery, and he lost a huge amount of blood. He had been on life support, and ultimately failed to recover.
“Jacob was a tremendous fighter but was unable to overcome the catastrophic blood loss and resulting cardiopulmonary arrest caused when the bullet hit his femoral artery,” said Dr. Keith Webb with GHS Children’s Hospital in a statement to PEOPLE. “We grieve for the loss of this little boy and pray for his family as they work through this extraordinarily difficult time.”