The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 14-year-old girl on Woodpecker Avenue in Kingston 11.
Dead is 14 year-old Shanika Phillips of Swallow Road, which is in close proximity to where she was shot.
Reports from the Hunts Bay Police are that about 12:05 am, Shanika and a female relative were returning from a shop in the community when armed men, travelling in a motorcar, allegedly pounced on them.
The police said both females including the 14 year-old ran and the men opened gunfire hitting Shanika. The police were summoned and she was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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