GREENVILLE, SC – One of two children injured in Wednesday’s shooting at Townville Elementary is still in critical condition at a hospital in Greenville. The Associated Press reported earlier Friday morning that 6-year-old Jacob Hall was on life-support at Greenville Memorial Hospital after the shooting Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement from Greenville Health System, they say Jacob had massive blood loss after being shot in the leg which hit his femoral artery. He has undergone several surgeries to try to stabilize his condition, according to Dr. Keith Webb.
Hall’s family released a statement Thursday evening concerning the condition of Jacob:
Jacob is a very sick little boy and is fighting for his life. Due to the massive blood loss he has sustained a major brain injury. Jacob is in very critical condition, and we are hanging on every second.
Please continue to pray for Jacob and the other victims of this horrible, senseless act. Thank you all for respecting our family as we prepare for the days ahead.
We want to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses and to Travis Page for starting the GoFundMe page so Jacob’s family can spend every moment they can with him. We also want to thank Pastor David Blizzard and Associate Pastor Tim Marcengill with Oakdale Baptist Church.
God Bless You All,
The Bridges, Gambrell and Hall families
Hall’s parents released a statement Wednesday evening through the hospital thanking the community for their support and prayers.
“We appreciate the community’s support, especially the Townville Rescue Squad who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital,” said Rodger and Renae Hall, “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
If you would like to help, you can find the GoFundMe page here.
The GoFundMe website has donated $10,000 to the fund.
The goal for the fund is now $75,000.
The Townville Fire Department and Fork Rescue Squad have set up a Blood Drive for Jacob Hall.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm
Located at Townville Fire Department
8508 Hwy 24
Townville, SC 29689
They say they can take 4 people every 15 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made.
Contact Katie at 864-844-5469 to schedule a time.
Donors must be 16 years of age or older.
For eligibility requirements see the Blood Connection Website