PM appeals to residents to work with police after 10-year-old gunned down on Fleet Street

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday (December 30) appealed to the residents of Fleet Street and the surrounding communities to work with members of the security forces, following the killing of a 10-year-old girl.

10-year-old Jezariah Tyrell was gunned down on Wednesday(December 29) by unknown assailants at her home on Fleet Street, Kingston.

“I am appealing to residents to give all information to the security forces so the perpetrators can be brought to justice,” Holness said in a social media post.

Holness described the incident as “unfortunate” noting that he was concerned about the frequency with which such incidents were occurring, adding that they were taking place “too often”.

“We are very concerned about the troubling trend of children being victims and perpetrators of violence and murder,” said Holness.

“My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Once again, violence has reared its ugly head, and we are left to mourn. I am deeply saddened,” he added.