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Six-year-old US school shooting victim dead



Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Jacob Hall, the six-year-old first-grade boy who was shot Townville Elementary School, South Carolina on Wednesday, has died, a coroner has said.

Citing Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, Greenville Online reported that Hall died on Saturday afternoon and an autopsy is scheduled in Anderson on Sunday.

In a Facebook post, Hall’s brother Gerald Gambrell, said, "God took his strongest soldier. Jacob will be with us forever and always in our hearts. I love you little brother and I can’t wait till the day we meet again. Your my hero buddy. I love you so much watch over your family son."

Two children, including Hall and a teacher were shot by a gunman at the elementary school, a spokesman for Anderson County Emergency Management told reporters on Wednesday.

The students were sent to a local trauma centre. One child was taken to Greenville Health System emergency trauma centre by helicopter.

The teacher was also hospitalised. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody.

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