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Masked gunmen kill four in Linstead

Published:Thursday | August 21, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Karlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Four persons were shot and killed by masked gunmen in Linstead, St Catherine last night.

They’ve been identified as 21-year-old Shana Kay Simpson, 35-year-old Garfield Simpson other wise known as Miguel, 25-year-old lab technician Ricodell Jackson and 43-year-old Dean Pratt all of Middleton in Linstead.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) about 9.15 last night, Shana Kay and Garfield were standing along a road way when three armed men wearing black masks approached them and opened fire, hitting the two.

The CCU says approximately ten minutes later, the masked gunmen, reportedly went to a shop in the community and attempted to rob a woman in the company of Jackson.

The gunmen opened fire hitting Jackson.

And Pratt was allegedly hit in the chest while driving by.

All four were taken to hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

The police are investigating the incident.

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