Girl, eight, shot dead on holiday

Girl, eight, shot dead on holiday

An eight-year-old British girl has been shot dead on holiday in Jamaica

A property at Old Hospital Close, Balham in south London, where Imani Green was said to have lived

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An eight-year-old British girl has been shot dead on holiday in Jamaica.

Reports have named the schoolgirl as Imani Green, who was killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.

Imani, from Balham, south London, is understood to have died after being shot twice, including once in the head, in what may have been a revenge attack, the BBC has reported.

The young girl was with relatives at a cafe owned by her cousin when a gunman entered and opened fire following an argument.

Three others were injured in the shooting and taken to hospital for treatment but are thought to be in a stable condition.

Police told the BBC that there are a number of lines of inquiry, but one theory is that the shooting was in reprisal for an earlier gun attack.

Imani arrived on the island with her mother shortly before New Year to stay with relatives.

The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Jamaica on Friday and said it is providing consular assistance to the family.

Imani's sister, Janella Parmer, later 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 rest is history."

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