8-year-old shot in incident when father was killed, released from hospital

(McKoy’s News)-

The eight-year-old St. James student who was shot and seriously wounded  by gunmen over a week ago in Norwood, St. James has been released from the hospital and is at home recuperating.

The police also related that the man who was taken into custody in connection with the shooting is still in police custody and is been interrogated.

The eight-year-old student was shot by gunmen who killed her  36-year-old father Sanjay Beckford of Providence Heights in Flankers and Sheldon Bailey, 32 years old plumber of Paradise, Norwood.

Reports by the Montego Hills police are that shortly after 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 28th the 8-year-old was being taken to school by her father. Upon reaching a section of the roadway in Norwood known as Hugar Lane, a motor vehicle drove up and four men armed with high powered weapons jumped out and started shooting at persons standing along the roadway.

During the shooting, the 8-year-old who attends the Albion Primary and Junior High School and her father were both shot. The other male victim was also shot. The two men died.