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British girl shot dead in Jamaica

Monday, 14 Jan, 2013 - 00:33

Jan 14 - An eight-year-old British girl was shot dead in Jamaica while visiting family. Jessica Gray reports.

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This is Imani Green, an eight-year-old British girl shot dead while visiting family in Jamaica last week. Police said young Imani was caught in the crossfire following an argument in a shop owned by the girl's cousin on Friday. Her grandmother Sandra Fisher said Imani had begged to go to the shop with another relative. SOUNDBITE) (English) SANDRA FISHER, IMANI GREEN'S GRANDMOTHER, SAYING: "Around five minutes later, I see she come in and I ask her 'where is Imani, where is Imani?'. She came down the road, peeped in the shop and said 'Imani is dead'. And I asked her how Imani dead, how Imani is to die? And she said 'Imani is dead'. And I came and peeped and saw her lying down there in a pool of blood." Imani, who had sickle cell anemia, was staying in Jamaica in hopes the warm weather would alleviate symptoms of her blood disorder. She was scheduled to return home to London on January 25.

British girl shot dead in Jamaica

Monday, 14 Jan, 2013 - 00:33

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