Glendevon, Montego Bay (Mckoy’s News) – Nine Year Old Glendevon Primary School Student Shot Dead in St. James: The Montego Hills police are now investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a 9-year-old female primary school student who was shot and killed by another student, a 14-year-old boy, in Montego Bay on Friday, June 30th.
The dead female student who attends the Glendevon Primary and Junior High School and resides at Beverley Hills in Norwood has been identified as Keila Bailey.
Reports are that about 3 pm on Friday the 9-year-old student was at her home in Norwood with other family members when the 14-year-old boy, who attends a prominent high school in St James and is a friend of the family of the deceased girl, went over to the house.
Primary School Student Shot: Further reports are that the boy went inside the room where young Keila was and pulled out an illegal gun. He then started playing with the firearm which went off and shot Keila in the upper body.
Further reports by the police are that family members upon hearing the explosions rushed to the room and discovered the small child suffering from gunshot wounds. Before they could learn what had happened, the 14-year-old boy took up the firearm and ran from the house.
Kelia was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.
The Montego Hills and Freeport police were summoned to the scene and are now carrying out their investigations.