Townville, S.C. - "This isn't supposed to happen."
That’s what Oakdale Baptist Church Associate Pastor Tim Marcengill said to mourners at Townville Elementary School shooting victim Jacob Hall’s memorial service Wednesday morning.
Pastor Marcengill, dressed as "Batman", eulogized Jacob. The 6-year-old was shot last week when a teenager opened fire on the playground at the elementary school, investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said. He died Saturday.
Jacob's family asked those attending his funeral to dress as superheroes.
A 14-year-old is accused of killing his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, before going to the school. He is also charged in the death of Jacob and with wounding a first-grade teacher and hurting two other students.
"If you see someone in trouble, help them, because Jacob would," said John Buckland, dressed as the Caped Crusader. "Out of this community, the world is seeing how to do it right."
As the service began, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock escorted Jacob Hall's family into the sanctuary at Oakdale Baptist Church. Brock has been hailed as a hero for subduing the gunman who shot Jacob and two others Sept. 28.
Outside the church, a small group gathered and held a sign that read: "Jesus, protect our children from gun violence."
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