Jamaica: Teen shot dead while seeking treatment for previously inflicted gunshot wound


What was supposed to be a day of celebration for Bridgette “Tutty Gran Rosie” Bailey quickly turned to mourning yesterday morning when her son Danekey Bailey was shot and killed. The younger Bailey, otherwise called Coco, was seeking treatment for a previously inflicted gunshot wound at Maxfield Park Health Centre in Kingston when the incident occurred, some time near 9:30. A female was also shot and injured in the incident. The health centre was subsequently closed for the day.

When the Jamaica Observer arrived on the scene just after midday, the mother was seen sitting in a police service vehicle outside the medical facility before policemen assigned to St Andrew South Division escorted her to view her son’s body. “Mek mi kiss him nuh, please? Mek mi kiss him nuh, please?!” she wailed before exiting the compound. Bailey, 46, became popular in 2013, when a clip of a television interview she gave demanding government compensation for her flooded house on Sunlight Street in west Kingston went viral.(Jamaica Observer)…[+]