NH boy killed in shooting in South Carolina

NH boy killed in shooting in South Carolina

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was shot and killed in a random shooting Monday while his family was vacationing in South Carolina, officials said. A South Carolina coroner reported that the boy was shot in the neck and died. His father was shot in the leg and survived. Police said Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, is accused of randomly shooting at cars driving by his house Monday on Old River Road in Florence, South Carolina. Three cars were hit.”It saddens me,” said Sheriff TJ Joye. “Cars were passing by. (He) was randomly shooting at them.”In New Hampshire, parents were trying to explain another tragedy to their children.”Then, there’s going to be some tough questions and tough answers, I think, to give ,” said parent Emily Weidin. “It’s going to be really hard. It’s just really sad. It’s horrifying, really.” “It’s scary. It’s scary,” said parent Christina Dubin. “I’m just more motivated to speak up and to get other people to speak up, to push for policy change, because it just, it feels out of control. It feels out of control.” Portsmouth school superintendent Steve Zadravec said the district is coordinating counseling support for students and staff.”An event like this touches our community as a whole,” Zadravec said in a written statement. “Our hearts are with the family as we support each other through this unbelievable tragedy.” Allen is facing several charges, including second-degree murder.

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was shot and killed in a random shooting Monday while his family was vacationing in South Carolina, officials said.

The boy was identified as Quarius Dunham, a third-grader at the Little Harbor School in Portsmouth.

A South Carolina coroner reported that the boy was shot in the neck and died. His father was shot in the leg and survived.

Police said Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, is accused of randomly shooting at cars driving by his house Monday on Old River Road in Florence, South Carolina. Three cars were hit.

“It saddens me,” said Sheriff TJ Joye. “Cars were passing by. (He) was randomly shooting at them.”

In New Hampshire, parents were trying to explain another tragedy to their children.

“Then, there’s going to be some tough questions and tough answers, I think, to give,” said parent Emily Weidin. “It’s going to be really hard. It’s just really sad. It’s horrifying, really.”

Some are calling for change.

“It’s scary. It’s scary,” said parent Christina Dubin. “I’m just more motivated to speak up and to get other people to speak up, to push for policy change, because it just, it feels out of control. It feels out of control.”

Portsmouth school superintendent Steve Zadravec said the district is coordinating counseling support for students and staff.

“An event like this touches our community as a whole,” Zadravec said in a written statement. “Our hearts are with the family as we support each other through this unbelievable tragedy.”

Allen is facing several charges, including second-degree murder.

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