JAMAICA – 10-year-old among six shot, four men dead

A 10-year-old child is among six persons who were shot Saturday in the Whitfield Town area, in St Andrew South West.

Four men have since succumbed to their injuries.

Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, head of the St Andrew South Police Division, confirmed the gruesome incident, indicating that tensions are very high in the community.

Brown said the incident happened between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

He said while there might be evidence of gang violence he is still yet to confirm a motive for the killing.

“Some doors were kicked off and six persons were shot in total, four succumbed.  A 10-year-old was shot and injured also, she’s at Children’s Hospital [Bustamante Hospital for Children], the other person is at the Kingston Public Hospital”.

“I wouldn’t want to put it down to that [gang violence] because unfortunately some persons who weren’t involved, got caught in it.” He said.

He said the community remains very tense, but sought to reassure citizens that there will be increased police presence in the community and everything will be done to bring criminals to justice.

12 Responses to JAMAICA – 10-year-old among six shot, four men dead

  1. jrsmith August 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Blame the politicians because its…… black on black ………..they carry no real concern other than …the people is so…….. in lock down…………….. the murders occur this take the black masses minds away from the real issues which effects them given the politicians the freedom to do what they like , because the black is frighten to come out and challenge the politicians , look at the black countries its all the same , corrupt governments………….

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  2. jrsmith August 13, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Blame the politicians , because its……. black on black………..they share no real concern , a lot can be done to control the gun crime
    The people is (so in lock down )…. the murders occur this take the black masses mind of the real daily democratic issue , given the politicians the freedom to do what they like, because the black masses is frighten to come openly and challenge the politicians, look at the black countries they behavior is all the same……..

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    • Jennifer August 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Them politicians that we have put in power have become the new black pharaohs for the hard bondage of this people. Throw in the brainwashed teachers who devise and mislead this people like those in the churches and the education systems too.

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  3. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite August 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Almost a week ago a six and twelve year old was shot here along with with multiple people being in the cross fire. Just trying to figure out what’s the difference.

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  4. Mark Marlon Phil
    Mark Marlon Phil August 13, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Stupse nothing will be done to curb crime in the Caribbean… But if the Caribbean starts to carry out death penalties..

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  5. Jennifer August 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Absolutely nothing will be done to curb any crime among black people. Black people is the biggest duped people on the planet and anything they are involved in is big business and a money generator for the same bea$t. Just think outside of that box. All this is also part of the culling process and curbing population growth. Just like HIV and AIDS, Ebola, Cancer etc Look up the Georgia guide stones.

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  6. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton August 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Regional symposium need on gun violence ….

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  7. Vashti Brathwaite
    Vashti Brathwaite August 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    The narrative is very familiar to the rhetoric we have spouting here every time there is an incident of gun violence.

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  8. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Vashti Brathwaite very clever …every politicians is kicking the can down the road

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  9. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Mark Marlon Phil Capital punishment don’t deter murderers …humans are inherently evil ..we are just fortunate the majority are law abiding

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  10. Alex Alleyne August 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    This is what CARICOM leaders should be addressing .

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  11. Lorraine L Ferguson
    Lorraine L Ferguson August 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Very sad

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