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14-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead on Woodpecker Avenue, Kingston

News Crime Investigator Henry Bucknor

Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Police today are investigating the death of 14-year-old girl shot dead in Kingston 11 this morning April 20.

Shanika Phillips, 14-year-old  of Swallow Road, was shot near her home as she walked from a shop.

The Hunts Bay Police report that at about 12:05 am, Phillips and a female family member were returning from a shot on Woodpecker Avenue when two men armed with handguns, allegedly drove up next to them.

They both ran and the gunmen shot at them hitting Shanika.

The Hunts Bay Police were called and Phillips was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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