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A NINE-year-old boy is showing “courage” after being orphaned when his mom, father and six-year-old sister were all killed by a gunman in a “random attack” at a campsite, his uncle revealed.
Tyler and Sarah Schmidt, both 42, were found dead in their tent at Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground in Iowa along with their daughter, Lula, after being killed by Anthony Sherwin, cops say.
Their son, Arlo, survived the horrific attack.
Sherwin was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound just west of campgrounds the state park.
“Arlo was incredible and courageous throughout all of this and the families can’t say thank first responders enough for all the care and attention that was given in this devastating tragedy,” Adam Morehouse, Sarah’s brother, told The Sun.
“He’s a very strong, healthy kid who was absolutely incredible and he definitely has a stronger mind than the average nine-year-old in everything he does, but it’s important to know that he’s going to have so many years of healing ahead of him, and so it’s important to give him as much love and support as possible right now.”
Felicia Coe, 35, of Des Moines, told ABC News she saw Arlo standing near paramedics.