Six-year-old girl shot during shoot-out in Spanish Town

September 14, 2016

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.  

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