An 8-calendar year-previous boy vacationing in South Carolina was fatally shot when a gentleman shooting randomly at passing vehicles struck his family’s car, authorities claimed Tuesday.
Quarius Naqua Dunham, a 3rd grader from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was fatally hurt in the capturing Saturday in close proximity to Florence, the Florence County Sheriff’s Place of work stated.
Quarius’ father, who was driving the motor vehicle, was struck in the leg, the release mentioned. The boy was shot in his neck and pronounced lifeless at a local healthcare facility Monday, NBC Boston claimed.
Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder, tried murder and other crimes, the sheriff’s office explained.
“Investigators allege that Allen fired various random rounds at passing motor vehicles,” the business claimed. No motive has been established.
In a assertion, Portsmouth Educational facilities Superintendent Steve Zadravec claimed Quarius — a 3rd grader — was vacationing with his loved ones in South Carolina at the time of the capturing, in accordance to NBC Boston.
“An event like this touches our community as a full,” he said. “Our hearts are with the loved ones as we help every other by means of this unbelievable tragedy.”
Portsmouth Mayor Deaglan McEachern explained to the station: “You go on trip to make memories that final a life time with your young ones, and for this tragedy to befall this family members, I was just unwell to my stomach.”
It was not promptly very clear regardless of whether Montgomery, who is remaining held at the Florence County Detention Heart, has a law firm to converse on his behalf.