Eight year old Brit killed in Jamaica
Whilst on holiday in a quiet Jamaican town Imani Green was shot dead in a surprise attack at a cafe. She was not the intended target.PT1M6S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2cp66 620 349 January 14, 2013
An eight-year-old British girl has been shot dead on holiday in Jamaica. Reports have named the schoolgirl as Imani Green, killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.
Imani, from Balham, south London, is understood to have died after being shot twice, including once in the head, in what may have been a revenge attack, the BBC reported.
The young girl was with relatives at a cafe owned by her cousin when a gunman opened fire following an argument.
After the shooting, Imani’s sister Janella Parmer said: "We heard gunshots. We ran outside and shouted ’Imani, Imani, Imani’.
"I picked her up off the ground and realised she was still breathing," she said. "I flagged down a car and they drove us to hospital."
Three others were injured and taken to hospital but are thought to be in a stable condition. Police told the BBC they have a number of lines of inquiry but one theory is that the shooting was a reprisal for an earlier gun attack.
Imani arrived on the island with her mother on December 27 to stay with relatives.
The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Jamaica on Friday, January 11 and says it is providing consular assistance to the family.