British schoolgirl (8) shot dead on holiday in Caribbean
Published 13/01/2013 | 11:18
AN eight-year-old girl from London has been shot dead while on holiday with her family in Jamaica.
The girl, named in reports as Imani Green, was killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.
The girl was reportedly shot after an argument broke out in a grocery store in the quiet town on Jamaica’s west coast.
It has been reported that Imani was shot twice, first in the head and then the shoulder.
It is believed the attack took place at about 20:30 GMT on Friday after a man walked into the shop, which is owned by the girl's cousin, and started shooting.
Imani was taken to hospital but died later.
Three other people are being treated for their injuries.
Jamaican police said they were following a number of lines of inquiry, one of which was that the incident was a revenge attack in response to an earlier shooting.
Imani arrived on the island with her mother shortly before New Year to stay with relatives.
The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Jamaica on Friday, January 11 and said it is providing consular assistance to the family.