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UTech medical student shot dead in Hope Pastures robbery

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A 22-year-old female medical student of the University of Technology was this evening shot dead in Hope Pastures, St Andrew during a reported robbery while on her way home from school.

Her name is being withheld, however, she was a student of the College of Health Sciences.

Commanding Officer for the St Andrew Central Division, Senior Superintendent Millicent Sproul-Thomas, says the deceased and another female student were walking on Hope Boulevard shortly before 7 pm when a silver motorcar with two men aboard drove up and demanded that the women hand over their bags. 

It's reported that the friend handed over her bag but the deceased refused and instead ran off. 

That's when one of the men reportedly got out of the car and shot her in the head as she ran, killing her on the spot.

SSP Sproul-Thomas says the unharmed female is now in police custody and was unable to ascertain information on the model or make of the car. 

She is appealing for residents of Hope Pastures to be careful when traveling in the community.