Family: Wounded 6-year-old boy on life support

Jacob Hall and his sister

During a news conference today, Townville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Billy McAdams asked for prayers for all those involved in Wednesday's shooting, "especially for little Jacob", who he said was "still fighting for his life". McAdams was among the first two officials to arrive on the scene of the shooting, wh. Students were evacuated to a nearby church following the shooting.

Instead the grandparents found their son - the teen's father - dead in the home.

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). A bicyclist rides past a sign urging prayer for victims of a school shooting in Townville, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

The wounded teacher was still able to close the door and lock the gunman out before leading students to safety.

The shooter wounded two students and a teacher Wednesday afternoon outside rural Townville Elementary but was apprehended before he could get inside the building, Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said. Greenville Memorial spokeswoman Sandy Dees confirmed that a child was taken to the hospital but would not release any further information.

"As long as his heart's beating, we've got hope", his great-aunt Rebecca Hunnicutt told WHNS.

The boy did not show any emotion as he walked into the courtroom wearing a yellow jumpsuit. The judge agreed to that, and ordered the teen to be held in jail. Deputies believe the teen drove a truck that was found crashed into a fence near the playground. Several weeks back, his grandfather led him to faith even though he's 6-years-old, he had an understanding.

Jamie Brock, a volunteer firefighter, was unarmed when he pinned down the shooter for police, McAdams said at a news conference.

Authorities have not released the teen's name or specific age.

A GoFundMe page set up by a friend of Jacob Hall's family on Thursday already had raised about $100,000 by noon Friday.

The superintendent says the teen began shooting at students and staff as they were leaving the building for recess.

The suspect is due in court Friday for an initial hearing.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley released a statement shortly after the shooting.

"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.

One student was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, Capt. Garland Major with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said.

Osborne's family members say he was a student at Townville a couple of years ago.

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny SC community coping with the aftermath.

The suspected shooter, identified by local media as Jesse Osborne, faces murder and attempted murder charges for the Wednesday gun rampage.

Since the suspect is a juvenile, all hearings will be closed to the public, she said.

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