(CMR) A six-year-old boy was shot and killed in Jamaica Monday afternoon by his 15-year-old cousin, who police have since been searching for.
There are conflicting reports about how the child was shot. One report is that the teenager was playing with the gun in a yard in Harmony Hall, Westmoreland, when it went off, and Jadaine Miller was shot. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Another report is that the teen opened fire at the child and fled. Both lived at the same address.
According to the Jamaica Star, residents joined the police on Monday to search for the 15-year-old. The search for the teen continued this morning.
Family members were left in shock following the killing of the child. A relative said the child ran into his arms after being shot.
Several persons have since expressed outrage on social media about how easy it is for children to access guns in Jamaica.
“Wait… Jamaica has guns till children playing with guns like toys,” one person said.
Some persons have also called for adults who own guns used by children to be charged.