According to a Jamaica Observer report, the brutal attack also claimed the life of 31-year-old Akino Grant.
The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit reported that approximately 4:00 pm Jahime and Grant were among a group of individuals playing football when a Nissan Tiida motor vehicle with several armed men drove up. The men opened fire on the group.
After the shooting, they were taken to hospital where Jahime and Grant were pronounced dead, while the others were treated and released.
Stanford Reid, the school’s physical education teacher speaking to the Observer says he is in disbelief as Jahime was a great footballer and was in his starting squad playing ‘central link.’
Reid said on Saturday afternoon he gave the boy a maths textbook. “He said to me, ‘Coach, mi want more book, ennuh, because mi waan pass mi exam.’ That was the last conversation I had with him,” Reid said.
The Kingston and St Andrew junior high school football competition is scheduled to begin next month and Reid noted that Jahime was anticipating the competition.
Jahime, he said, was on the squad that placed third last year.
Jahime O’Connor loved football and his dream was to become a great footballer it was therefore ironic that he was killed while playing the game on a street in his community.