Eight-year-old Xavier ‘Bojo’ Phillips had plans to call his father yesterday, but that is a call his father will never get as an early morning attack by gunmen left the child dead.
Little Xavier was shot and killed in the Howells Content area of York Town in Clarendon as he sat on a grave watching a game of football.
Reports from the Four Paths police are that about 7:40 a.m., citizens were at a local playfield when a Toyota motor car approached, and two men alighted and opened fire at the group before making their escape.
The police were summoned, and on their arrival, Xavier and two men were seen with multiple gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital, where Xavier was pronounced dead. One man has since been released and the other admitted in serious condition.
Yesterday, ear-piercing screams of grief and agony filled the air in the community as the residents watched the scene-of-crime personnel retrieve Xavier’s blood-soaked body from a grave side near the family’s home.