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Tributes paid to 8 year old girl shot dead in Jamaica

Tributes have been paid to the eight year old girl from Balham who was shot dead in Jamaica while on holiday with her family.

Imani Green was killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.

Neighbours said members of the girl's family left their home at Old Hospital Close for a flight to Jamaica early this morning to be with Imani's mother.

A man who answered the door at the three-storey property where the girl lived, declined to speak to the press today.

"Devastated to hear the news of eight-year-old school girl Imani Green, a pupil at a Tooting primary school. This is terrible news."

– Sadiq Khan, Tooting MP

Girl shot dead in Balham suffered from sickle cell anaemia

Imani Green, the eight year old girl shot dead in Jamaica has been described by her uncle Mitcham Brown as a "quiet, lovely, friendly girl" who had only just begun to grow in confidence.

Mr Brown explained how Imani had sickle cell anaemia as well as a hole in her heart.

He said she would travel to Jamaica every winter with her family because the warm weather helped with her condition.

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