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Double murder rocks May Pen

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:40 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed in May Pen, Clarendon, during an early-morning attack on Monday morning.

Those killed have been identified as 41-year-old Craig Smith, labourer of Chateau district, Clarendon, and 61-year-old Bonito Williams, otherwise called ‘Bunny’, farmer of a St Elizabeth address.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 5:40 p.m., both men were outside a business establishment in the Bird Hill community when they were ambushed.

The gunmen opened fire, hitting Williams and Smith multiple times in their upper bodies, before escaping.

The men were pronounced dead at hospital.

Three people have been shot dead in the Clarendon, one of seven police divisions under a state of emergency, over the past 72 hours.

Another man who has been identified as 35-year-old Stephano Frank, otherwise called ‘Yellow’, labourer of Hayes district, was shot and killed on Sunday night in his community.

Reports by the police are that about 7:15 p.m., Frank was standing outside his gate when a group of men travelling in a motor car opened fire on him.