JAMAICA: 6-year-old shot while sleeping

The police say a six-year-old girl is now in stable condition in hospital, after she was shot when a bullet entered her home in St Andrew, while she slept.

The child was reportedly shot in the head.

Reports from the police are that the child’s mother was awakened by her child screaming at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday.

She then discovered that the little girl had been shot.

The police say the bullet penetrated the zinc roof of their home, injuring the sleeping child.

Investigations are ongoing, the police say. (Jamaica Observer)

20 Responses to JAMAICA: 6-year-old shot while sleeping

  1. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 2, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Boycott jamaica. People killing their own. What will they do to a stranger?

    • Joel C. Payne
      Joel C. Payne January 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I have some friends from there. But I dare not go. I’m told ‘go and just don’t leave the tourist area.’ Excuse me? If I go somewhere I don’t want to feel like I’m in a prison. I like to go places and walk’bout. Not be coop up in a hotel.

    • Haskell Murray January 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Dennis Taitt you wrote nonsense at 10.21am,10.37am and more nonsense at 12.45pm. Barbados today should not publish such incoherent nonsense.

      • harry turnover January 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm

        What nonsense you talking bout now ? the man TELLING THE TRUTH…..we have Jamaicans working in Supermarkets,Gas Stations and some WUKING UP in NELSON STREET,BUSH HILL,FONTABELLE and other sleazy places and opposite where I live you can hear them as early as 9.00 pm calling at passing cars …they pick fares in the Apartments opposite me.
        There is NO WAY a Bajan would be allowed to do the same in Jamaica…they would be either chased from encroaching on their turf or brutally murdered.
        Of course there are good places in Jamaica BUT you are also warned NOT to go into certain areas…even JAMAICANS are scared to go there even if they are the Employees of the Utility Companies going about there normal work like reading meters and the like.
        Haskell Murray do you know that there are a lot of youngsters who not only try to talk and sing like Jamaicans they also have places where they hang out on the blocks name after districts in Jamaica with a BIG JAMAICAN FLAG to boot ? what is that telling you ?
        Over 1100 murders last year and 9 so far this year and you say he talking nonsense ?…you sound like one ah dem fellas under a shed name clarendon .

  2. Brown Z Alleyne
    Brown Z Alleyne January 2, 2017 at 10:36 am


  3. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 2, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Why the ass would people like this.a shame

  4. Marcy Jones
    Marcy Jones January 2, 2017 at 10:54 am

    My soon to be ex-husband is Jamaican, he has told me some stories. Not interested in visiting Jamaica any time soon…

  5. jrsmith January 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    This crap happens anywhere in the world , a week ago a little kid as well got shot while driving in the rear seat of a car in Chicago , where there is black men with guns , who needs respect and sense….my eldest granddaughter went to a club in southall London, a black man came in shot another black man , sitting 3 metres from her…
    A blackman gets a gun, the idiot is worse than a bull in a china shop…

  6. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt January 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Barbados needs to watch what is transpiring in jamacia. Plenty jamacian women are here working in the prostitution game ( some call it an industry ) it is not. Our government needs to take hold of this early. Clean up bush hill raid the clubs where this nonsense is taking place and do not let this trend lead our children in the wrong direction. A mentally challenge lady was put in jail for loitering. Why cant these mentally stable be placed before the courts also? Is not standing on the street clad in little or no clothes like they do not loitering? Is the police ignoring this? I say it is crime. Why do we allow people from other islands just come here because they can automatically get 6 month and loiter to do prostitution. We must take hold of this and now.

  7. Jennifer January 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Oh dear. My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Who are the so called Jamaican women prostituting too???? Jamaican men???? Don’t waste your time. Only god knows who picks them up.
    If one takes a puzzle of a picture and break it apart and scatter the pieces to the wind, will not these pieces be a part of the same puzzle, no matter where they are? We need to see the bigger picture. It is like taking the bull from the china shop and making him into an ox.
    But we will have our independence day and there will be no coconut coon to plant any virus, all viruses and cancers will be destroyed.

  8. MIIB January 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I’be been Jamaica numerous times and have met nothing but honest hard working people, you need come out and see….. Not all Jamaica is horrid where people get shot like flies, you refuse to understand Barbados has its own home grown killers and I could name at least ten places you would not go in Bim after dark, @ Dennis you live in your small little cosmopolitan world and believe that alienation, stereotyping and breeding xenophobia will generate results, good luck,


    • harry turnover January 3, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Looks as though you too are getting all hyper because Dennis TELLS it as it is ?..name those TEN places you would not go in BIM after dark.You talking about AFTER DARK in BIM….BUT conveniently refusing to say that there are PLACES that you can’t even go IN BROAD DAYLIGHT in JAMAICA.
      You getting on as though Bdos is right on the heels of Jamaica as far as crime and prostitution is concerned
      A jamaican on another blog is always saying the Barbados is a NICE place and not to let it get like Jamaica.I however, I would not go as far as to say boycott Jamaica BUT the relevant Authorities need to continue monitoring the influx of Jamaicans in the SLEAZY businesses and the boys on the block WHO WANT TO BE LIKE JAMAICIANS.

  9. Skindo GetDark
    Skindo GetDark January 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Jamaican ppl don’t thinks like bajans them would kill dog cat rat them ppl heartless I got jamaican friends them cool but don’t get on the bad side

  10. North Point January 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Happy new year to ALL. This is not the time for name calling, or casting blame. The whole Caribbean need a spiritual healing now. So lets get on our knees and ask God for his unchanging hands. I hope that that little girl over comes her injuries. God is great.

  11. MIIB January 3, 2017 at 5:24 am

    What a stupid set of ignorant condescending Bajans? We blame Jamaicans for our crime and prostitution now. To the world readers not all of us carry this heriditary inbred mentality to seek to blame others for our societal offending ills. I guess we don’t have murderers shooting people outside casinos, murdering on blocks with shots to the head and placing on whaz up with last breath for the world to see, shooting people at fetes, parading at local football games with Ar 15’s an AK 47’s in crews of up to 25, firebombing stores for small cash with people inside to roast and scream till they cease to exist, shooting innocent people in them head in moving cars and at local events, crews shooting at each other with loaded automatic rifles like in Wotton etc. Where u live? Everything don’t make the news as they hide a lot from their cash crop, barbados aint easy @ Dennis you are missing some grey matter not worthy of response, We need stop blaming, stop practising xenophobic behaviour and stop dividing and ruling.

    If it aint the Jam, it is the GT, if it aint the GT it is the Trini, If it aint the Trini it is the Vinci etc. Some of the biggest assault rifles and killers home grown and I am telling you I could name 15 not 10 in places you won’t go after dark in BIM. Just full of talk….. as i aint going you aint going…. That is why the violence and crime ah reach out internally with such ferocity and without remorse. Too cosmopolitan and always willing and able to skin up your nose at neighbours. Not all bajans carry this backward mentally. Hopefully it will die with you…

    To North Point get on our knees, we need to meditate and get up….

    • harry turnover January 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Don’t just talk…NAME THOSE 15 places .Talk CHEAP…even beggars and vagrants can afford it.
      Crime in Barbados is CHICKEN FEED to what goes on in Jamaica and Trinidad especially so if you are telling YOURSELF otherwise you would have to convince YOURSELF
      You sound like a wannabe Jamaican or maybe you ..judging from all that rhetoric you took time out to type could very well be one of those 300.000 plus HILLITERATE Jamaicans

  12. jrsmith January 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Its typical of black people , never take responsibility , or try to put things right , but find someone to blame..
    Doctors ,lawyers , politicians , vicars , pastors and others in Jamaica is brought before the courts , in barbados this never happens.. thats why we have a jail fill with black young men who is just the Minos , putting emphasis on the black word. because all the others are protected….sitting in they beach houses , on they posh yachts sipping the best brandys and smiling from ear to ear……..I am a bajan but lay off Jamaica…….

    • harry turnover January 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Jr Smith…..ONLY Politicians of that group are NOT brought before the Courts.

  13. Jennifer January 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    @MllB – Well said – but you too are missing the ball. The divide and rule process started since 1619 when the first chattel slaves went into Virginia USA on the ship called the JESUS. Then came through the islands from different Forts such as Benin, Judah, being conquered by the same people. The whole problem with our people is that they are in a deep sleep. They refuse to read their history because it is a bitter pill to swallow. Research will show you that these so called Jamaicans (the maroons) and the blacks of the entire Caribbean stretching into south America are the same people. We were reclassified and relabeled and the sooner we realize that the better. This is why Caricom etc cannot get off the ground because of the divide and rule mentality. Not to mention the oppressor still at the helm, but that is another chapter. We bajans are very quick to punch down these people and say thank god it is not us, its them, but you know what it is you.

  14. Jennifer January 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    It is the same way any that white person or Asian can tell you where their primary nationality/ancestry lies. Whether it be Britain, mumbai, etc. They can even go as far back as Petra, caucus mountain or mount seir etc. But my people remain loss and continues to sink further into the Abyss.


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