Jacob Hall, a 6-year-old Townville Elementary School students remained in critical to serious condition Thursday morning at Greenvillle Memorial Hospital after being shot in the leg while on a playground Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement released by the hospital.
Hall was revived twice in the moments after the shooting, according to State Rep. Alan Clemmons, who said he is a friend on the family.
In a widely shared post on Facebook, Clemmons said Hall had been shot in the femoral artery.
"He died twice, and was revived, during medical transport and again during surgery," Clemmons said. "He's in ICU now where a team of doctors are working to stabilize him. Once stabilized, he will face yet another surgery. PLEASE join me in fervent prayer for little Jacob's recovery. Thank you!!!"
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Clemmons said Hall is the nephew of close friends and former neighbors of his in Myrtle Beach.
A family friend of the Halls also started a fundraiser on the website GoFundMe on Wednesday night. It had an initial goal of $10,000, which was surpassed on Thursday morning and raised to $50,000.
In an update Thursday, the friend, Travis Paige, posted that Hall's condition had not changed overnight. He was due to have surgery on his other main artery when he was stable enough to do so, Paige said.