According to Greenville Online 6-year-old Jacob Hall is on life support in the intensive care unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Last night his family released a statement saying that little Jacob has suffered major brain injuries due to the amount of blood he lost after being shot in the leg on Wednesday while at school.
He is now in very critical condition, fighting for his life. The gut wrenching family statement read:
“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,”
The tragic events began when a teenager allegedly killed his father and took the gun to school.
From CBN News:
The shooting spree started about two miles away from Hall’s primary school, Townnville Elementary. A teenage boy is accused of shooting and killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne, before heading to Hall’s school. He opened fired in the school’s parking lot, shooting Jacob, another classmate, and a teacher. Police suspected the teen would have kept shooting if firefighter James Brock had not stopped him before he could get into the building. The teacher and student are in stable condition but young Jabob is fighting for his life.
The bullet struck a major artery, causing massive blood loss.
According to State Pre. Alan Clemmons “He died twice, and was revived during medical transport and again during surgery. Once stabilized, he will face yet another surgery.”
People all around the country and world have rallied to lift little Jacob and his family up in prayer using #PrayersforJacob on social media. There’s also a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses. The generosity from stranger has been moving – the initial goal was $10,000 but that was capped out quickly. The number currently stands at $90,000 out of a $100,000 goal.
“We’re waiting and hoping for a miracle,” said Jacob’s older brother Gerald Gambrell.
Jacob and his family attend Oakdale Baptist Church. Greenville Online reports:
“He comes in Sunday School every Sunday morning with just a smile on his face,” said Tim Marcengill, Oakdale’s associate pastor. “He’ll make you laugh and tell you he loves you. And he loves the Lord, and he knew that the Lord loves him. Several weeks back, his grandfather led him to faith even though he’s 6-years-old, he had an understanding. He’s able to just make everybody in there on a Sunday morning light up.”
Continue to lift this family up in prayer.