15-year-old shot dead in Manchester
15-year-old Vesteroy Sinclair was shot dead at his home in Turner Top District, south Manchester

MANCHESTER, Jamaica - Police are probing the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy following a robbery and home invasion in Turner Top District, south Manchester on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as Vesteroy Sinclair, a student of New Forest High and a resident of Turner Top.

A police report said about 10:00 pm, Sinclair was asleep at home when a relative saw a man being robbed at gunpoint and ran into the house. The relative was reportedly chased by the gunmen.

Police said a tussle ensued between the gunmen and the relative, which woke Sinclair from his sleep.

Sinclair went to investigate and was shot dead by one of the gunmen.

Educator Omar Robinson, who is aspiring to represent the People’s National Party in the Alligator Pond Division, told OBSERVER ONLINE that residents are traumatised.

“I must categorically state that our people are extremely pensive and traumatised by the spate of events happening in our area. Every form of criminality is plaguing our space, robberies, rape and now another murder. It cannot be business as usual. The powers that be need to implement ways of improving safety and security. We continue to call for more resources at the Alligator Pond Police station. They still need more personnel and more units,” he said.

- Kasey Williams

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