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VIDEO: MoBay gunmen attack motorist at gas station

Published:Monday | September 26, 2016 | 5:36 PM

Head of the Area One Police Assistant Commissioner Warren Clarke, says two men are to be charged with murder and other offences in connection with a shooting incident caught on tape at a gas station  in downtown Montego Bay last Thursday.

Twenty-two-year-old Kahni Erskine was shot dead after he was surprised by three men travelling in Toyota motor car.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit says two pump attendants were also shot in the incident.


St James has recorded almost twice the number of murders committed in any other police division since the start of this year.

Official police figures for the period January 1, 2016 to September 23, show 195 murders in St James – almost double the 107 recorded in Clarendon which is second on the list of the bloodiest police divisions.


Arthur Hall on special assignment in Montego Bay speaks with Damion Mitchell

In fact, St James, even without the three murders recorded over the weekend, accounts for more than 21 per cent of the 919 murders across the entire island since the start of the year.

September has so far been a particularly bloody month for St James with 32 persons killed in the first 23 days up for 15 for the corresponding period last year.

MURDERS BY DIVISIONS: January 1 – September 23, 2016
St James  - 195
Clarendon  - 107
St Catherine North - 86
St Catherine South - 61
Westmoreland - 70
Kingston West - 53
Kingston Central - 37
Kingston Eastern - 23
St Andrew South - 51
St Andrew Central - 40
St Andrew North - 20
Manchester - 30
St Mary - 27
Hanover - 26
St Ann - 37
Trelawny - 18
St Elizabeth -18
St Thomas - 14
Portland - 6
TOTAL: 919