Six-year-old girl shot during shoot-out in Spanish Town
The old capital is again in the spotlight after a child was shot under questionable circumstances.
In the latest incident a six-year-old girl was shot in March Pen Road, Spanish Town.
Initial reports are that about 3 p.m. a police party accosted a group heavily armed gunmen in an area called 'Africa'.
A shoot-out ensued, and during the exchange of gunfire, the little girl was shot.
She was rushed to hospital by the police.
The area has since been blanketed with a heavy police presence.
The shooting of the child followed that of a male who was shot and injured about 1:30 p.m. in the Spanish Town Bus Park.
It is said that two males dressed in school uniforms approached and shot the man. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
As a result of the incident, many commuters were left stranded.