British girl, 8, killed in Jamaica gun attack

An eight-year-old British girl has died after a gunman opened fire on a shop in Jamaica, according to reports.

Local media on the Caribbean island said three other people were injured in the shooting which happened in the north-western town of Duncans, in Trelawny.

It is understood the girl is from Balham, south London, and was visiting relatives in the country with her mother and older sister.

The British Foreign Office said: “We can confirm the death of a British national on 11th January in Jamaica. We are providing consular assistance and liaising with local authorities.

“The incident involved a minor.”

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