Police Investigates Murder of 12-Year-Old Boy

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A Police investigation is underway into the murder of a 12-year-old boy on Payne Avenue in Kingston 11.

The incident occurred on Saturday night.

Reports are, a man and two women were also shot and injured during the incident.

According to the police, 12-year-old Duyon DaCosta was among a group of people standing along the road in the community.

A gunman on foot opened gunfire at the group.

The Police say all four were carried to hospital where DaCosta was pronounced dead.

The police are appealing to people who may have information that can help them to identify, arrest and charge the shooter, to contact them.

The Hunts Bay Criminal Investigations office may be contacted at 876-923-7111, or you can call Crime Stop at 311.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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