An eighteen year old was shot and killed last night as he lay on his bed conversing with someone on his mobile telephone, it has been reported.

The youngster, identified as Brandon Breedy, is reported to have been shot at least three times in the head and chest.

Information reaching the Times indicates that Breedy was at the time of the shooting, recovering from an unspecified illness.

The shooting occurred some time after 10:00 p.m., according to residents of the area.

Breedy was found lying on his back on his blood-soaked bed, with one leg dangling on the floor.

One report suggested that he was shot over a relationship with a female.