Coroner: 6-year-old victim of South Carolina school shooting has died

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Coroner: 6-year-old victim of South Carolina school shooting has died

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A Townville Elementary student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church, following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville, on Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. 

UPDATE 10.1.16: The coroner reported Saturday afternoon that Jacob Hall, 6, died at 12:56 p.m. ET.

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Supporters are making donations and offering prayers online for a 6-year-old boy critically injured in a school shooting in Townville, South Carolina. 

According to WHNS, Jacob, a first-grader at Townville Elementary School, was on the playground Wednesday when police say a teenage gunman opened fire, shooting the boy in the leg. Jacob was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition Wednesday evening.

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The gunman, who authorities believe fatally shot his father before the rampage, also injured two others at the school – a teacher and a student – before he was taken into custody. They were treated at another hospital and released, WHNS reports.

“We appreciate the community’s support, especially the Townville Rescue Squad who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital,” Jacob's parents, Rodger and Renae Hall, said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

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State Rep. Alan Clemmons, who said he is a friend of the family, gave an update on Jacob's condition in a Facebook post.

"The bullet ripped through little Jacob's femoral artery," Clemmons wrote. "He died twice, and was revived during medical transport and again during surgery. Once stabilized, he will face yet another surgery."

>> Read the full post here

People flocked to a GoFundMe page to help with the boy's medical expenses. Early Thursday, the fundraiser had already exceeded its $3,000 goal.

"Thank you for your donation and and PLEASE pray for this sweet little boy and his parents," wrote Travis Paige, who created the campaign.

Meanwhile, supporters took to social media to offer well-wishes to Jacob with #PrayersForJacob.

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