FLORENCE, S.C. — An 8-year-old boy visiting South Carolina from New Hampshire was shot and killed by an individual randomly firing a gun at passing autos from woods near his residence, authorities acknowledged.
killed as man shoots randomly at autos
Quarius Naqua Dunham died Sunday, a day after he was struck inside the neck by a bullet whereas utilizing on a rural road in Florence County, Coroner Keith von Lutcken acknowledged.
The boy’s father was moreover hit by a bullet inside the leg and survived, the coroner acknowledged.
Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, was arrested inside the woods and charged with murder, tried murder and 4 counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye acknowledged.
The sheriff acknowledged Allen appeared to be extreme on remedy and deputies had dealt with him before now, nonetheless investigators aren’t constructive why he started capturing at autos Saturday.
“Solely a senseless, senseless act,” Joye suggested WBTW-TV.
Allen is being held with out bond and jail data did not level out if he had a lawyer.
A second driver who attended the bond listening to acknowledged a spherical hit the roof of his vehicle as he drove on Earlier River Avenue.
“I noticed the gentleman was taking function and I acknowledged, he’ll shoot as soon as extra, so I ducked and stepped on the accelerator to get earlier him and he shot as soon as extra,” Calvin Cade acknowledged.
Quarius was a third-grade pupil at Little Harbour College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
“An event like this touches our group as a complete,” Portsmouth schools Superintendent Steve Zadravec wrote in a message to the group on Monday. “Our hearts are with the family as we help each other by this unbelievable tragedy.”