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Woman visiting from the US shot dead in Portmore

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 12:39 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Twenty-nine-year-old Ava Grant, a Jamaican residing in Fort Lauderdale in the United States, was shot and killed by unknown assailants Sunday morning in Portmore, St Catherine.

The Bridgeport police report that about 10:10 am, armed men entered a home in the area and opened gunfire hitting Grant and another female. Both were taken to hospital where Grant was pronounced dead and the other woman treated. 

Ray Grant, Ava's younger brother, told the Jamaica Observer that Grant, who was five months pregnant, left the USA with the father of her unborn child to visit the island. 

He said he was told that Ava was at a scheme in Portmore with three females and a young boy when two men rode up on motor bikes. The men asked her if she knew “Andrew” before shooting her up to seven times

He said that his sister has accomplished most of her goals in life, including finishing a nursing degree, “her only dream was to have a family”. 

Police investigations continue.

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