US school shooting: 6yo dies in hospital

  • 02/10/2016
Townville Elementary School (Supplied)
Townville Elementary School (Supplied)

Six-year-old Jacob Hall, one of the students who were shot at a South Carolina school, has died at a local children's hospital, authorities say.

His death comes a day after the teenager who did the shooting was charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

The 14-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday (local time) after police said he crashed a pickup truck into a fence around Townville Elementary School and then shot and wounded two students and a teacher.

Prior to that, he had shot and killed his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, as the man watched television at their home near the school.

Jacob Hall was on life-support after a bullet tore his femoral artery, causing blood loss that led to a "major brain injury".

The teacher, Meghan Hollingsworth, and another boy, also aged six, were not critically injured.

Authorities said they did not know of any link between the shooter, who was home-schooled, and the victims.

Reuters / Newshub.