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Clarendon teen killed at home by gunmen

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer
Jevaughn Smith.

Olivia Brown, Gleaner Writer

A teenager is dead after gunmen forced their way into the home of his family and opened fire.

The incident happened on Juno Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon, early this morning.

A four-year-old was also injured in the attack. 

The Gleaner understands that about 12:15 am, the armed men kicked open the door of the house in which 17-year-old Jevaughn Smith, a student of Lennon High School in the parish, and his family lived.

It is believed that four family members were at home at the time of the shooting. 

A friend of the deceased teenager told The Gleaner that he last saw Jevaughn at a youth fellowship church activity last night. 

Other family members were treated at hospital and released. 

Clarendon is one of six parishes currently under a state of public emergency. 

The Gleaner is tracking the story and will provide more details. 

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