Thu | Nov 23, 2017

Two shot fatally including 11-year-old girl, three others injured

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 3:44 PM
The mother of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes who was slain by gunmen last night is consoled by a policewoman. – Norman Grindley Photo

The police have released the identities of the two persons who were killed in a gun attack last night on Fleet Street in downtown Kingston.

Dead are 11-year-old Taysha Hughes and 26-year-old Richard Allen otherwise called Finey of Gold Street, Kingston.

The police say three other men who were shot and injured in the attack remain in hospital in stable condition.

The police say the young girl and the three men were among a group standing along the roadway when masked gunmen came up and opened fire.

The Police were summoned and on their arrival, the five injured persons, including Allen, who was wearing a mask, were seen.  

They were all taken to the hospital where Taysha and Allen were pronounced dead.

The police say they suspect that Allen was among the men who carried out the attack.