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The Latest: Parents of boy shot at school remember their son

October 01, 2016 - 1:47 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Latest on the death of a 6-year-old boy who died after being wounded in a school shooting (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

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.

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3:45 p.m.

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.

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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