Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday at Townville Elementary School. A bullet struck Hall in a main artery in his leg, causing him to lose a lot of blood.

The parents of the 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 has been surrounded by family at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday at Townville Elementary. Jacob's parents said in a statement that their son has already forgiven the shooter because that's the kind of child he was.

Authorities say another student and a first-grade teacher were also shot when a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a playground. They were treated and released.

Authorities say the teen killed his father before he drove to the school. He was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Authorities have not released a motive.

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