Fri | Aug 18, 2017

Four murdered on weekend, Clarendon children shot as they sleep

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 1:00 AM

Hanover police investigators were last night still seeking a motive for Saturday's double murder in the parish, which were among at least four killings on the weekend.

Dead are furniture maker Patrick Robinson and 51-year-old shopkeeper Vernon Hall, who are both from Mount Peace addresses in Hanover.

Reports are that residents of Mount Peace summoned the Lucea police around 9:30 p.m. after hearing explosions.

On the arrival of the police, Hall and Robinson were found on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

PRONOUNCED DEAD AT HOSPITAL

Both men were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Also on Saturday, in Hanover's neighbouring parish, Westmoreland, 33-year-old Oral McIntosh was shot and killed at his Grange Lane, Top Lincoln district home by gunmen.

Approximately 5:20 a.m., he was about to leave home when he was pounced upon by armed men who shot him several times.

McIntosh was pronounced dead at hospital.

Thirty-five-year-old auto mechanic Ricky Henry of Lottery district in St James was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Railway, Montego Bay, on Saturday around 10 p.m.

Investigations are ongoing into the death of 25-year-old Oneil Chanteloup, also known as 'Kiddie', of Heartease district in Manchester.

He is believed to have been shot by gunmen around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Chanteloup was pronounced dead at hospital.

In Clarendon, police yesterday launched an investigation into a vicious attack which left two children in hospital nursing gunshot wounds.

The police said that shortly after

3:30 a.m., armed men kicked in the door of a home in Race Track (near Denbigh) and opened fire on two brothers, ages five and 16, as they slept.

Both children were admitted to hospital, where the 16-year-old was said to be in serious condition.