Police say the motive for the murder was “unclear” and friends of the schoolboy refused to discuss a possible reason, with one saying the sports-loving boy was simply in “the wrong place at the wrong time”.
His aunt Jackie Dennis mourned the loss of “another innocent child.”
She told the Standard: “I don’t even know what to say. It’s so sad, and confusing. Just... why?
“He was a loving, caring boy. He looked tiny for his age. They called him little Peanut because his dad’s name is Peanut.
“How did somebody manage to kill a child in front of everybody, with no fear, like it’s just a normal thing?
“There’s something going wrong with the children of today – they’re fearless. It’s like they’re lost.”I'm not too worried. The demographic that's 'lost' seems to be a singular one.
Another friend said “He liked music. He was a funny guy, he liked making people laugh, I know that for sure. He made funny jokes, posting stuff on Instagam.
“He was well known, he never had any problems with anyone. He was an entertainer.”
When asked whether he had heard about the circumstances that led to Quamari’s death, the boy said: “I’m not going to get into that.”*rolls eyes*
Quamira’s godmother Sylvia Tella, speaking outside the school, said: “Everybody who is here and walks away from this you know in your heart that it could happen to you or to anybody.
“This life did not die in vain. Us as a people have to stand together and take away these knives off the roads.”Then start supporting the efforts to do just that. Start demanding the return of the policies that help in this effort. Start speaking up against the usual suspects.