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8-year-old girl shot dead in Jamaica

Imani Green, from Balham in south London, was visiting relatives with her mother at the time.
Jan 13th 2013, 3:29 PM 14,304 11

AN 8-YEAR-OLD British girl has been shot dead when visiting family in Jamaica.

Sky News is reporting that Imani Green was in a cafe in the north-western village of Duncans, in Trelawny, when the incident occurred.

The girl, from Balham in south London, was believed to be visiting relatives with her mother.

The shooting, which took place on Friday, is believed to have started out as an argument between the gunman and another person.

Three other people were also injured in the shooting.

The brother of the dead girl told Sky News that Green had suffered with sickle-cell anaemia and travelled to the island twice yearly, not only to visit relatives but also for the climate, which offered some relief from her condition.

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