Boy who survived Mass. shooting remains critical
OXFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A vigil will be held following a weekend shooting in which police said a father fatally shot his 7-year-old daughter before critically wounding his 9-year-old son and killing himself.
A hospital spokeswoman said Monday that shooting victim Owen Benway remains in critical condition.
The vigil will happen at 7:30 p.m. Monday on Main Street in Oxford's town center, Oxford schools superintendent Allen Himmelberger said.
Schools officials are offering grief counseling to community members Monday and Tuesday at A.M. Chaffee Elementary School, where the late 7-year-old Abigail Benway was to start second grade next month.
Authorities said the children's father, 41-year-old Daryl Benway, separated from his wife just weeks before opening fire Saturday.
Friends and neighbors tell The Boston Globe that Benway recently lost his job and feared foreclosure.