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Alpha student who was shot thanks J'cans for prayers

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Members from INDECOM take a statement from the driver of the car that was allegedly shot up by a group of policemen at the intersection of Mark Lane and North Street in Kingston on June 30.

The prayer warriors who prayed for the recovery of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) student who was allegedly shot in the head by members of a police party just over one week ago have had their prayers answered.

The girl, who is now 14 years old, has come out of her first surgery successfully and is saying thanks to the thousands of Jamaicans who offered prayers for her.

"Thank you everybody, family, everyone, even the ones who I don't know, thank you for praying for me. I did the surgery and I came out successful," the Alpha student stated in an audio post.




The teenager had to undergo a series of surgical procedures at the Kingston Public Hospital on her skull, which was detached.

She has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, but is not yet in the clear.

"Thank you for all your prayers and please continue praying because I have another surgery to do and I won't be coming out of the hospital for now, [but] your many prayers and blessing, I am feeling it," said the thankful girl.

She was wounded when men believed to be members of the police force opened fire on a robot taxi she was travelling in at the intersection of North Street and Mark Lane in downtown Kingston.

Since the incident, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has reported that it has arrested five members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force attached to the Mobile Reserve Division.

One of the cops was pointed out during an identification parade on Wednesday, but all five remain in custody pending other identification parades.