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Teen shoots, kills nine-year-old in MoBay

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 6:20 PM

Police investigators have revealed that the gun used by a 14-year-old boy to kill a nine-year-old girl in St James yesterday belongs to a licensed firearm holder.

The dead child has been identified as Kala Bailey, who lived in the community of Hendon-Norwood in Montego Bay.

The alleged teenaged killer was handed over to the police shortly after the incident and remains in custody.

Law enforcement sources say Kala and her brother were playing with the 14-year-old inside the family’s home.

According to reports, the teen brandished a firearm asked Kala’s brother if he would tell anyone if he shot her.

Police sources say before the boy could answer, the 14-year-old fired one shot, killing Kala on the spot.

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.

He described Kala’s death as a most unfortunate incident.