14-Y-O Fled Scene After Shooting 9-Y-O Girl in St James

A nine-year-old girl was shot and killed when a gun, which a 14-year-old boy was reportedly playing with, went off at her St James home on Friday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Kalia Bailey of a Norwood, St James address.

Reports are that about 3:30pm family members heard a loud explosion coming from a room in which Bailey and other children were playing.

Bailey was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The juvenile, who was allegedly playing with the gun, is said to be a family friend who came over to Bailey's house. He fled the scene following the shooting.

He is now being sought by the police.

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