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Superheroes Honor 6-Year-Old Shooting Victim at Touching Funeral

Jacob Hall, who died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school is remembered as a superhero.

Dale Hall, dressed as Superman, stands before the casket of his brother, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, at Oakdale Baptist in Townville, South Carolina, on Oct. 5.

Jacob died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school. He was struck by a bullet in a main artery in his thigh as he left for recess. A fellow classmate and a teacher were also shot but were treated and released from the hospital.

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Starr Henderson cries after seeing her nephew, Jacob, during the service. His funeral comes a week after authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his own father before driving to Townville Elementary School and shooting Jacob, a classmate and a teacher.

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Katie Olvera, dressed as Wonder Woman, Aaron Sloan, dressed as a Power Ranger, and John Suber, dressed as Superman, pay their respects. Jacob's family encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate his life.

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Jacob's mother, Renae Hall, talks to Starr Henderson during her son's service.

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Friends and family arrive before a superhero-themed funeral for Jacob. His family encouraged people to celebrate his life by dressing as the superheroes he loved.

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John Buckman, dressed as Batman, hugs Jacob's aunt Rebecca Hunnicut, after speaking during the superhero-themed funeral service. A 14-year-old boy allegedly killed his own father, then drove to Townville Elementary and fired on two children and a teacher as recess began. Jacob died Saturday. Ken Ruinard / The Independent-Mail via AP

Jacob's mother, Renae Hall, wears a Robin costume as her son is placed into a hearse. Jacob was laid to rest dressed as Batman.

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Jacob's blue casket was decorated with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stickers, a bright floral spray topped with large figurines of Ninja turtles and Captain America. Jacob was laid to rest as Batman, another one of his favorite superheroes. Ken Ruinard / The Independent-Mail via AP