10-year-old succumbs to shooting injuries

10-year-old succumbs to shooting injuries
Lorencia Simmons Walkes was a fifth grader at Sybil Strachan Primary School.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 10-year-old girl who was shot during a drive-by shooting last week has passed away in hospital this morning, according to police.

Lorencia Simmons Walkes was among a group of people hanging out in front of a home at Belville Close off Iguana Way on May 29.

According to reports, three men pulled up in front of the home in a gold vehicle and opened fire on the group.

Two men and the child were shot in the process.

Lorencia’s father Leranzo Walkes told Eyewitness News that the family is still in “disbelief” over the news.

The young girl was in the fifth Grade at Sybil Strachan Primary School.

One of the men shot, Peron Bain, reportedly died en route to the hospital.

The condition of the third man remains stable.

Police said investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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This story was updated to include a photo of the 10-year-old and comment from her father.