By KHRISNA RUSSELL
Deputy Chief Reporter
A 19-YEAR-OLD mother of one was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon, the day after celebrating her birthday.
The victim, officially identified by police as Breanna Mackey of Palm Beach Street, was walking on Key West Street when a silver coloured Honda stopped next to her and three women got out of the vehicle.
The trio, armed with sharp objects, stabbed Mackey about the body before getting back into the vehicle and speeding off, police said. The victim was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. The incident happened shortly before 6pm.
Five women and two men are in police custody in connection with the fatal stabbing. It marked the country's ninth homicide for the year.
This follows the murder of 35-year-old Chamico Pheron Mackey Wednesday night.
Mackey was sitting in the doorway of his home at Irish Spring Court and Plantol Street when two men, one with a firearm approached and shot him.
Police have no one in custody and are following no leads.
Authorities are appealing to the general public to come forward with information that could assist in solving this case.