Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Young Jamaican athlete killed at home during early morning attack

A 25-year-old  Jamaican athlete was shot dead at his St Andrew home on Tuesday morning.

He has been identified as 400m runner, Kavon Nelson.

Reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's communications unit is that at about 12:30 am, Nelson was at his home when gunmen arrived on the premises and opened fire.

The athlete was hit several times before the gunmen made their escape.

Nelson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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