Two Children Killed In Separate Gun Attacks In Kingston

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:26 AM GMT-5

Two children have been killed in separate incidents over the last 24 hours by gun attacks in two West Kingston communities.

Dead are eight-year-old Toya Brown otherwise called ‘Icon’ was killed in Tivoli Gardens and 15-year-old Nyron Taylor who was killed in Denham Town.

Information is that Nyron was killed by armed men while on his way to visit his father.

According to police information Nyron was riding a bicycle at about 11:25 yesterday morning when armed men opened gunfire hitting him. A couple hours later about 5:15 yesterday afternoon, Toya was at home standing on the staircase in Tivoli Gardens when a lone man on foot pointed a gun at her and shot her several times killing her on the spot.

The motive for the killings is yet to be ascertained, however, it is believed that the shooting of Brown may have triggered a reprisal for Taylor’s killing.

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