An 8 year old girl from South London has been shot dead while on holiday with her family in Jamaica. Imani Green was killed when violence broke out at a cafe owned by her cousin. The news has sent shockwaves through the close knit community in Balham where she lived. Glen Goodman reports.
Anne Wilson, head teacher of Fircroft Primary School in Tooting, has paid tribute to pupil Imani Green, who was shot dead in Jamaica during a family visit to the country.
"The entire Fircroft School community is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of our pupil Imani Green. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family to whom we pledge our continuing love and support."
Neighbours of eight year old Imani Green from Balham have spoken of their sorrow following the girl's death.
She was shot dead in the town of Duncans in Jamaica on Friday night.
One friend of the family said: "This is a close-knit community, so this is going to hurt us."
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."
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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An eight-year-old girl from Balham has been shot dead on holiday in Jamaica.
She's been named as Imani Green who was killed in the town of Duncans on Friday night.
She is understood to have died after being shot twice, including once in the head, in what may have been a revenge attack.
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