School officials identify 15-year-old fatally shot in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Concord High School first-year was identified by school officials as the victim of a fatal shooting in Providence, WMUR9 Manchester reports.
Providence police confirmed Saturday that a “missing runaway” 15-year-old from New Hampshire was shot and killed shortly after 2:30 a.m.
On Sunday, school officials identified the boy to WMUR9 Manchester, as Isiah Rosario, a first-year at Concord High School.
“He just had a real infectious personality. People were kids and staff are drawn to him,” Jim Corkum, assistant principal at Concord High School said to WMUR9.
“He was so well-liked by his peers and by staff. He just you couldn’t help but like him. He was just very just had a lot of good qualities,” he continued.
School officials said Rosario moved to Concord, from Rhode Island, toward the end of the 2021-22 school year, when he was in eighth grade.
Concord High School Principal Michael Reardon told WMUR9 he was a leader amongst his peers, and above all, he was kind and always respectful.
“I think the tragedy of losing him is that he had real gifts that a lot of us do not have,” Reardon said. “In terms of leadership ability, and just his ability to make friends. That’s very special.”