Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Associated Press
OXFORD, Mass. — A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a weekend shooting in Massachusetts at the hands of his father, who police say also killed his 7-year-old daughter before committing suicide.
Scenes from out in front of the Benway house at 128 Main Street in Oxford MA. Candles out in front.
Scenes from out in front of the Benway house at 128 Main Street in Oxford MA.
A hospital spokeswoman said Monday shooting victim Owen Benway was in critical condition.
Authorities say the children's father, 41-year-old Daryl Benway, separated from his wife just weeks before opening fire Saturday at the family's home in Oxford, 60 miles south of Boston.
Oxford schools Superintendent Allen Himmelberger says a vigil is set for Monday night in the town center.
Schools officials are offering grief counseling. The late Abigail Benway was to start second grade soon at Chaffee Elementary School.
Friends and neighbors tell The Boston Globe that Daryl Benway recently lost his job and feared foreclosure.