A school shooting in South Carolina last Wednesday resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy, and the injuries of a teacher and student.
The 14-year-old teenager , who has been unamed by police because he is minor suspected of committing the shooting was charged with three counts of attempted murder after he opened fired at Townville Elementary School. Authorities say there is no relationship between the suspect and the school. He was also charged with murder in the killing of his father, according to CNN.
Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old victim, was hit in a femoral artery and the massive blood loss led to a major brain injury. The suspect’s grandparents went to check on him after he called them crying. When they arrived, the suspect was not there, but his father, 47-year-old Jeff Osborne, was found dead on the floor.
After the suspect fired shots on the playground, Jamie Brock, a volunteer firefighter, confronted the shooter and tackled him. The teen is now being held in Greenville County Detention Center Juvenile Facility. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley released a statement on the incident last week.
“As we work together with law enforcement to make sure they have the support they need to investigate what happened in Townville, Michael and I ask that everyone across South Carolina join us in praying for the entire Townville Elementary School family and those touched by today’s tragedy.” Haley said.