Immaculate high school student killed by cops

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Sixteen year old Vanessa Kirkland, who was fatally shot by police in Spanish Town last night, are staging a demonstration in Kirkland's community of Greenwich Town. Kirkland, a fifth form student of the Immaculate Conception High School, was reportedly on her way to a friend's party in Spanish Town last night when the shooting occurred.

According to residents, police officers opened fire on the blue Suzuki Swift she and other persons were traveling in.

Reports are that after the shooting stopped, Vanessa fell out of the car. She was still alive, and was crying for help but officers refused to help. She died on the spot. A second girl was shot in the stomach and has been admitted to hospital in serious condition.

Vanessa's mother Veronica Nelson, described her as a friendly, happy child and an avid member of the Greenwich Farm All Star Marching band. The child was slated to sit eight subjects in the upcoming CXC examinations.

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