6 year-old girl shot in Spanish Town

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crime-scene-gun.jpgAsix-year-old girl was shot in March Pen Road, Spanish Town.

Initial reports are that about 3 p.m. on Wednesday a police party accosted a group heavily armed gunmen in an area called 'Africa'. A shoot-out ensued, and during the exchange of gunfire, the little girl was shot.

She was rushed to hospital by the police.

The area has since been blanketed with a heavy police presence.

The shooting of the child followed that of a male who was shot and injured about 1:30 p.m. in the Spanish Town Bus Park. It is said that two males dressed in school uniforms approached and shot the man. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

As a result of the incident, many commuters were left stranded.

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