Last night’s brutal murder of Shanique Walters, a medical student at the University of Technology (UTech), has sent shockwaves through the entire Old Harbour community where she grew up.
Walters, a 22-year-old medical student at the faculty of College of Health Sciences, was chased and shot dead by a gunman, according to police information.
Police reports are that Walters and a female colleague were walking along Hope Boulevard at about 7:00 pm in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, when a car, with two men aboard, drove up and demanded their belongings.
While the friend acceded to the demands of the gunmen, Walters ran off but was chased by one of the gunmen who shot her in the head.
A past student of Old Harbour High School, Walters was within touching distance of realizing her dream of being a nurse until last night.
Many of her friends, past schoolmates and members of the public from the wider Old Harbour community are still in shock as the news reverberates throughout the country.
Below we capture a few comments posted on Facebook about the resident from Darlington Drive, Old Harbour who was a motivator and a true friend according to those who knew her very well.
Romario Real Medz McCalla: Nooo! this can't be true me little troublemaker friend from high school
Princess Tory: So from last night I've been scrolling thru my news feed n be seeing this sad news which shook me so badly n to woke up with the same that had me thinking deeply of all sort of stuff why? Why? Why? The girl is so young with such a bright future man... Smh. I mean I don't know her personally and as a social friend but I always admire her potential and vibes going to OHHS. I must say this is truly sad. My heart goes out to her friends and family and parents.
D Drive Darlington: Shanice so sad my heart cries out for you so much you just live on the other fence beside my home on darlington drive… (crying).... And i told her she going to be the best nurse ever. Crying so much
Dorothy Scott-Genias: Condolence to her family and the OHHS community. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Latifashane Simpson: Wow! A she? damm I know her wow… kmt jah know. RIP
Carvel Stevens: R.I.P Shanique I'm really sorry to hear this. Gone too soon but is only God knows
Denielle Denique Cole: Even though we r d same age she was my sister, my friend, my mother!!!! Always there wen I needed her with that pretty smile to give words of encouragement!!! I constantly wait lastnight for someone to tell me its not Shanique Ever Bless Walters..... trust me its not pretty... y can't us work for our own? Y we want to reap wat we don't sow? Just remember there is always a unseen eyes watching u n u av to give account for everything u do... RIP Shanique... u will b missed...
Ïtž Käÿ: In the arms of the angel, fly away from here. I know you are in good hands now. Rest in Peace Shanique Ever Bless Walters may ur soul be at rest baby girl…sigh
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