An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today at the Forensic Science Centre on the body of a teenage girl who was shot in St. James on Monday. She has been identified as 16-year-old Brianna Parks of Upper Bournes Road, St. James.

Reports indicate that at around 5 pm residents of Aboud Circular, St James heard an explosion in the area. They made checks and found the teenager inside an abandoned house nursing a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen area.

Parks was taken to the St James Medical Complex. She however succumbed to her injuries while being treated. She was pronounced dead at 5.34 pm. Investigations into this murder are ongoing.