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