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14-year-old killed while sitting in parked car in Christiana

A 14-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday night (December 2) while sitting in a parked motorcar waiting for his father, who had gone into a store.

Dead is 14-year-old Ricardo Richards otherwise called ‘Dashawn Ashley’, of Dupont Avenue, Kingston 20. Richards was a student at the Tarrant High School.

Reports from the Christiana Police are that about 8:20 p.m., Ricardo was sitting on the driver’s seat of a Honda Accord motor car, while another teenager was sitting on the bonnet.

The teens were pounced upon by gunmen travelling in a Toyota Axio motor car who opened fire hitting them several times.

The police were alerted and they were taken to hospital where Ricardo was pronounced dead and the other boy was admitted in serious but stable condition.

Detectives assigned to the Manchester Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the incident which occurred in Brockery district, Christiana.

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