Gunmen opened fire during a robbery at a St Elizabeth establishment Tuesday night killing a 16-year-old student and wounding two other patrons.
Dead is Shemar Blackwood, a student of the Maggotty High School in the parish.
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that a group of gunmen robbed a licenced holder of his firearm at a cook shop in Huntley Castle district near to Newmarket before proceeding to a close-by grocery shop about 10:00 pm where they robbed patrons of valuables.
Reports are that the gunmen told the patrons to lie face down then opened fire hitting Blackwood and two men before escaping on foot.
The injured were taken to hospital where Blackwood was pronounced dead and the men admitted in serious condition