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Major probe in St Ann after gunmen's rampage

Published:Monday | September 12, 2016 | 9:00 AM

A major police investigation is under way in St Ann following a rampage by gunmen yesterday that left one man dead in Cardiff Hall and another nursing injuries.

Communications officer at the Police Corporate Communications Unit Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said the dead man has been identified as Delroy Bingham, while the hunt is on for his killers.

"Sometime after five yesterday morning, a group of men broke into a house in Cardiff Hall, where two men were seen. They forced one of the men to take them to a location in Discovery Bay. It would appear that one of them resisted, and they shot him in the leg twice. [But] he was forced to take them to the location where two persons were seen. At the house, there was an off-duty police officer as well as the owner of the house, Mr Delroy Bingham," she told The Gleaner.

"They (alleged gunmen) proceeded to rob them of cash, phones, and other valuables, then they fired shots at them. The off-duty cop, also a licensed firearm holder, challenged the men and a shoot-out ensued. At the end of the shooting, Bingham was seen with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead."

Bingham's car was stolen and found several hours later with bloodstains.

"It's a major investigation that's going on now. Detectives are still trying to piece the different things together so as to come up with some kind of reason as to why this happened. They are looking at the possibility of robbery, among other things," Lindsay said.