A South Carolina middle school student has died after another student in a South Carolina middle school on Thursday.
Jamari Jackson, 12, was rushed to the Prisma Health Greenville Memorial after a fellow 12-year-old shot him in the hallway at Tanglewood Middle School, in the 7th-grade wing of the school. According to a coroner’s report, the victim was shot once in the chest and passed away.
“We were just walking down the hallway,” Michael, a 7th-grader at the school, told CBS 7. “He was walking really fast and he looked really nervous, and there was just a whole crowd of kids. All of sudden, he just reaches into his backpack and just pulls out a gun [and] fired one shot. “
“I didn’t think twice, I just ran. ‘I just thought: “Oh my god, he’s going to shoot the school.”‘
Shortly after the shooting, the suspect fled the school on foot. Police located him hiding under a deck at a home off of Easley Bridge Road. Police said the suspect had a handgun on him but was taken into custody without incident, ABC 13 reports.
The suspect has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 18, and possession of a firearm on school property.
So far, the motive for the shooting is unknown. The story is developing. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Jamari Jackson/Facebook]