Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: Following the shooting death of 16-year-old Shamar Tomlinson, who was shot and killed by a group of armed men at his home in Crowder district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland on Monday morning, September 17, Steve Gordon, principal of Mannings school told our news team that this is the second such tragedy falling on the school community within a month.
Mr. Gordon stated that few days before school reopened in September, the school lost another student, Stevell Sinclair.
According to the principal, the school community was sent into shock after hearing the news that Stevell had drowned and now just a few weeks later, the school community is again plunged into mourning, with news of another classmate, Shamar being shot and killed by gunmen.
He stated that the students of 5-White, which is the grade that both boys were in, have received counseling and guidance sessions by persons at the institution.
Reports by the Morgan’s Bridge Police are that about 2:40 a.m. on Monday, Shamar was in his bed, when a group of armed men kicked open the front door to the house.
Shamar was chased by the men to the outside of the house and held by the men. He was shot multiple times in his upper body and died on the spot.