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Bloodletting continues in MoBay

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Less than 24 hours after killing four persons in St James, gunmen continued their carnage in the parish, leaving two dead and two nursing bullet wounds.

Detectives at the Montego Hill Criminal Investigations Branch are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of two men on Paradise Crescent and the injuring of two men on Bread Lane in St James last Friday.

The dead men have been identified as 56-year-old Albert Ewan, otherwise called 'Juicy', unemployed, and 20-year-old Kenardo Woolery, otherwise called 'Russian', unemployed, both of Paradise Crescent, St James.

Almost 40 persons have been killed in St James since the start of this year.

In the latest incident, at 8:30 Friday night one of the men alighted from a taxi when he was shot and injured by men armed with guns.

He ran towards his house and was chased. His father-in-law Ewan, who was at the house, was also shot. The gunmen then proceeded to Paradise Crescent Square where they opened gunfire at patrons in a shop, hitting Woolery and another man.

All four injured persons were taken to hospital where Ewan and Woolery were pronounced dead. The two injured persons were admitted in serious but stable condition.

The latest killings followed last Friday's attack on persons in North Gully, Montego Bay.

Four persons, including former national goalkeeper Devon 'Kid Harris' Dunkley, were killed in that attack.