A 14-year-old boy is to be charged today for the killing of a nine-year-old girl in Norwood, St. James last Friday.

Head of the St. James police, Senior Superintendent, Marlon Nesbeth, made the disclosure during an interview with our news centre this morning.

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Reports are that, shortly after 5:30 on Friday, Kala Bailey was at home with her older brother and the 14-year-old boy when a gun was pulled and she was shot.

SSP Nesbeth says investigators are still searching for the weapon.

He’s also correcting earlier reports that the weapon is a licensed firearm.

He says Kala was shot with an illegal gun.

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