The Latest: Visitors wear superhero gear to remember boy
October 04, 2016 - 2:33 PM
TOWNVILLE, S.C. - The Latest on a school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):
People are gathering to remember a 6-year-old boy fatally shot when a teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school.
Local media outlets show people wearing superhero costumes and shirts at Jacob Hall's visitation Tuesday evening.
Jacob, a classmate and a teacher were shot last Wednesday as they left for recess. Authorities say the suspect, a 14-year-old boy, had shot his father to death before driving to Townville Elementary. The other student and teacher were treated and released from a hospital that day.
Jacob's family has encouraged supporters to attend his visitation and funeral Wednesday in costume to celebrate his life. Jacob is dressed as Batman, a favourite of his.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stickers decorate his blue casket, and "God's Super Hero" is written inside.
Authorities say a third student's injury in a South Carolina school shooting did not need medical attention.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the child's minor injuries were discovered during the police investigation. Lt. Sheila Cole says the child was on the playground at Townville Elementary last Wednesday when a 14-year-old boy opened fire. But authorities have given no other details about the student or type of injury.
As a result of the third student's injuries, Solicitor Chrissy Adams added another attempted-murder charge against the 14-year-old. Her news release Monday evening marked the first time authorities had mentioned a third child victim.
The teen now faces two murder charges for last Wednesday's shooting: He is accused of fatally shooting his father at their home before driving to the school. Adams upgraded an attempted-murder charge after 6-year-old Jacob Hall died Saturday.
Jacob's funeral is Wednesday morning at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville. The church is expecting an overflow crowd.
A first-grade teacher shot in the shoulder and another student shot in the foot were treated and released the day of the shooting. The teen faces two attempted-murder charges for those shootings.
Family and friends are gathering to remember a 6-year-old boy who died after being shot at a South Carolina elementary school.
The visitation for Jacob Hall is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville. The funeral is set Wednesday morning at the church.
Prosecutor Chrissy Adams said Monday that because of Jacob's death, an attempted murder charge has been upgraded to murder. Adams said a 14-year-old boy also faces five weapons possession counts and an attempted murder charge for a third child who was injured in the shooting last week. That child's name has not been released.
The teen already was charged with wounding another student and a teacher Sept. 28. The teen also is charged as a juvenile with killing his father shortly before the school shooting.
News from © The Associated Press, 2016