A 7-year-old who loved animals died after dogs attacked him in his South Carolina neighborhood, his dad said.
Shamar Sherif Jackson and his brother were looking for their chihuahua when they encountered a pack of dogs on Sunday night, their dad said.
“They couldn’t get away because it was so many dogs coming from different directions,” Carnell Jackson, the children’s father, said in a phone interview.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Shamar’s brother managed to leave the area off Wilbur Road, roughly 45 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.
As Jackson was leaving work, he said, he learned Shamar was missing.
“I didn’t think I would come home and find my son dead,” Jackson told McClatchy News. “I was just thinking he went somewhere and hid or jumped in a tree.”
But it turns out, the boy couldn’t escape. The dogs had torn off Shamar’s clothes and killed him, WBTW and other news outlets reported.
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SOURCE: The State, Simone Jasper