Murchannah Lavia, 14, shot dead

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Girl, 14, shot dead by 15-year-old boy playing with gun

...Murchannah Lavia was a pupil of the Providence Girls College

By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL

A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed last night. And the bullet that took her life may have been accidentally discharged by a 15-year-old relative who was sitting next to her, playing with a gun.

Murchannah Lavia, of Store Drive Extension, Petite Valley, died at the St James Medical Complex. Police were told that at around 8 p.m. Lavia was sitting outside her home reading a book, while the male relative sat next to her with the gun.

Lavia, a pupil of the Providence Girls College, was shot once to the chest.A party of officers from the western division including inspector Thomas visited the scene. The teenage relative has been detained.

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