Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Seven persons shot: Dead are 11-year-old Taysha Hughes and Richard Allen, both of Fleet Street and Nicholas Malcolm of a Wildman Street Address.
Taysha was a student of Holy Family Primary and Junior High School.
A 12-year-old boy was one of those hospitalized with bullet wounds.
Police are theorizing that last night’s murder of Taysha was a reprisal for the shooting death of alleged Nicholas Malcolm in the community.
According to reports, police were processing the scene where Malcolm and a 12-year-old boy had been shot on Wildman Street shortly after 10 PM, when they were summoned to a second shooting on the nearby Fleet street about 10:30 PM.
The cops said they found 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, also called Angel, along with four men suffering from gunshot wounds.
Reports are that the girl was reportedly among three men standing on Fleet Street, when they were attacked by his cronies. The police speculate that Allen was one of the attackers and was shot by his cronies.
The injured parties were taken to Hospital where Allen and Taysha were pronounced dead and the others admitted for treatment. The 12-year-old boy from the earlier incident, also remains in hospital.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett