Family, friends gather to remember 6-year-old shot at school

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Family and friends are gathering to remember a 6-year-old boy who died after being shot at a South Carolina elementary school.

The visitation for Jacob Hall is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville. The funeral is set Wednesday morning at the church.

Prosecutor Chrissy Adams said Monday that because of Jacob’s death, an attempted murder charge against the 14-year-old who is in custody has been upgraded to murder. Adams said the teen also faces five weapons-possession counts and an attempted-murder charge for a third child who was injured in the shooting last week. That child’s name has not been released.

The teen already was charged with wounding another student and a teacher Sept. 28. The teen also is charged as a juvenile with killing his father shortly before the school shooting.

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