12-year-old slits14-year-old friend throat in Trelawny

A 12-year-old student is on the run after he allegedly used a machete to hack his 14-year-old friend to death in the farming community of Lowe River in Trelawny on Monday afternoon.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been established.

Reports are that, at about 4 pm, the two friends had an altercation when the younger one used a machete to inflict a chop wound to the neck of the other.

The 14-year-old died on the spot, while his alleged attacker fled the scene.

A large crowd including the parents of both feuding boys are now gathered on the scene.

The Wait-a-Bit Police are investigating.