NH boy killed in shooting in South Carolina

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was fatally shot in a random shooting on Monday while his family was on vacation in South Carolina, officials said. The boy has been identified as Quarius Dunham, a third year pupil at Little Harbor School in Portsmouth. It was a difficult day for parents, students and school staff. “He said Quarius was super, super fast, the fastest kid in grade three. And they just had a great time playing together,” said Laura Stoll, the mother of one of Quarius’ friends. A South Carolina coroner reported the boy had been shot in the neck and died. His father was shot in the leg and survived. Police say Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, is charged with randomly shooting cars passing his home Monday on Old River Road in Florence, South Carolina. Three cars were hit. “It saddens me,” Sheriff TJ Joye said. “Cars were going by. (He) was shooting at them randomly.” In New Hampshire, parents were trying to explain another tragedy to their children. “, said his mother, Emily Weidin. “It’s going to be really hard. It’s just really sad. It’s horrible, really.” Some are calling for change. “It’s scary. It’s scary,” mother Christina Dubin said. “I’m just more motivated to speak up and get other people to speak up, to push for policy change, because that’s right, that’s out of control. It’s out of control.” Portsmouth School Superintendent Steve Zadravec said the district is coordinating psychological support for students and staff. “An event like this affects our community as a whole,” Zadravec said in a written statement “Our hearts are with the family as we hold each other through this incredible tragedy.”Allen faces multiple charges, including second degree murder.

An 8-year-old Portsmouth boy was fatally shot in a random shooting Monday while his family was on vacation in South Carolina, officials said.

The boy has been identified as Quarius Dunham, a third year pupil at Little Harbor School in Portsmouth.

It was a difficult day for parents, students and school staff.

“He said Quarius was super, super fast, the fastest kid in grade three. And they just had a great time playing together,” said Laura Stoll, the mother of one of Quarius’ friends. .

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

Police say Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, is charged with randomly shooting cars passing his home Monday on Old River Road in Florence, South Carolina. Three cars were hit.

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

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

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

Some call for change.

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

Portsmouth School superintendent Steve Zadravec said the district was coordinating psychological support for students and staff.

β€œAn 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 incredible tragedy.”

Allen faces multiple charges, including second degree murder.

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