KC plunged into mourn­ing fol­low­ing mul­ti­ple deaths

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS THE WEEKEND STAR -

The Kingston Col­lege (KC) fam­ily has been rat­tled by the death of at least five of its boys, in­clud­ing present and past stu­dents, in re­cent weeks, plung­ing the usu­ally vi­brant in­sti­tu­tion into mourn­ing.

At least four stu­dents died from nat­u­ral causes, while two oth­ers were shot, one fa­tally. An­other is said to be nurs­ing in­juries he sus­tained in a gun at­tack ear­lier this week, which also claimed the life of his fa­ther.

The lat­est loss to the KC com­mu­nity sur­rounds the death of 16-year-old fifth for­mer Daniel Wray, who was al­legedly shot and killed by a friend, while play­ing with a gun.

Our news team un­der­stands that the gun owner is cur­rently over­seas.

Ac­cord­ing to the St Cather­ine South po­lice, Wray was shot and killed on Wed­nes­day when he and the friend were play­ing with a firearm be­long­ing to the friend’s un­cle in Port­more Pines, St Cather­ine.

The po­lice said that Wray was shot in the head at about 3:40 p.m. His friend has since been taken into cus­tody for ques­tion­ing.

Ef­forts to get a re­sponse from the school’s prin­ci­pal, Dave Myrie, proved fu­tile, as sev­eral calls to his of­fice went unan­swered.

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