Saturday 19 January, 2019

Man held for murder of 16-year-old girl in Westmoreland

Krystal Gunnings was shot to death last Friday.

Krystal Gunnings was shot to death last Friday.

The Westmoreland police have taken one man into custody in connection with Friday night's murder of a 16-year-old girl who was killed when the motorcar she was travelling in was shot up by assailants.

The man in custody is to appear before an identification parade to be held shortly.

Reports are that about 10:00 pm, the deceased, Krystal Gunnings of a Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland address, was one of three occupants of a motorcar driving along the Little London main road when two gunmen, traveling on motorcycles, opened fire on the vehicle.

Gunnings was shot multiple times and died on the spot but the other two persons in the vehicle escaped unhurt. The gunmen fled the scene.

The police theorise that one of the occupants of the motorcar was the target of the attack.

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