14-y-o shoots 9-y-o girl dead in Norwood, St James

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9-y-o-girl-killed.jpgA 14-year-old boy used a gun belonging to a licensed firearm holder to kill a nine-year-old girl in St James yesterday. Reports are that the child, Kala Bailey, and her brother were playing with the 14-year-old inside the family's home in the community of Hendon-Norwood in Montego Bay.

The police said that shortly after 3:00 pm, on Friday, Kela and two other children, aged six and three, were in a downstairs room along with the 14-year-old when a gunshot was heard. Unaware of what was happening adults rushed downstairs where they said they saw the teen running away with a gun in his hand.

They then discovered the blood-drenched body of the Glendevon Primary and Junior High School student with what happened to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

She was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.

According to other sources say the teen brandished a firearm and asked Kala's brother if he would tell anyone if he shot her. Before the boy could answer, the 14-year-old fired one shot in Kela's chest at close range.

The alleged teenaged killer fled the scene with the gun in his hand. However, he was handed over to the police shortly after the incident and remains in custody.

Commanding officer for the Police Area One, Assistant Commissioner Warren Clarke says preliminary investigations have revealed that the firearm is owned by someone who resides at the house where the killing occurred.