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Seven children shot, two fatally, at birthday party in Craig Town

Two children are dead and five others were shot and injured in Craig Town, Denham Town, Kingston 14 on Saturday.

Dead are 15-year-old Alan Thompson and 17-year-old Jevaughn Christie, both of Craig Town in the parish.

Reports are that about 10:32 a.m., the children were at a birthday party when two men travelling on foot opened fire on the group before escaping.

When the shooting subsided Thompson, Christie and five other children were found with gunshot wounds, the Constabulary Communication Unit, the police information arm, reported.

They were transported to a hospital where Thompson and Christie were pronounced dead. One of the children is in critical condition. Investigations are ongoing.