Superintendent Leighton Grey, head of Operations for the St. Catherine South Police
The police say the uncle of the teenager who is now in custody in relation to the fatal shooting of his schoolmate Wednesday in Portmore Pines, St. Catherine could be the subject of an investigation.
The uncle is overseas.
Daniel Wray, 16, of a Greater Portmore address, was fatally shot in the head with a licensed firearm.
The firearm belongs to the uncle of the 16 year old boy in custody.
The police say the teenager is to be further questioned in the presence of his attorney and parents.
Reports are that shortly before 4 o'clock, the teenager invited Daniel to his house.
Superintendent Leighton Grey, head of Operations for the St. Catherine South Police, said the police believe both boys were playing with the weapon when a round went off, hitting Daniel in the head.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"Persons in possession of firearms are being reminded of their legal and moral obligations, and that outside of the legal holder, nobody else should be allowed to be given the opportunity to be in possession of the weapon that is entrusted with him or her," Superintendent Grey urged.