Eight year old schoolgirl from Balham shot in Jamaica
12:46pm Sunday 13th January 2013 in News
An eight-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead while on holiday in Jamaica.
Imani Green, of Old Hospital Close, Balham, was thought to have been inside her cousin's shop in the town of Duncans when a man entered.
A report by the BBC said an argument broke out and the man opened fire, with the incident taking place on Friday.
The Sun reports The Tooting Primary School pupil was hit twice, once in the head and died later in hospital.
She is believed to suffer from sickle cell amenia and goes there twice a year to cope with the disease.
The Daily Mail said witnesses believe the young girl was deliberately targeted in the attack.
After the shooting, Imani's sister Janella Parmer told the BBC: "We heard gunshots. We ran outside and shouted 'Imani, Imani, Imani'.
"I picked her up off the ground and realised she was still breathing.
"I flagged down a car and they drove us to hospital."
The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Jamaica on Friday, January 11 and said it is providing consular assistance to the family.
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