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New Bowens under attack - one killed, another injured

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 6:13 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are investigating a shooting incident last night in New Bowens that has left one man dead and another in hospital nursing gunshot wounds.

The deceased has been identified as Denmark Thomas otherwise known as Tuggy, an unemployed 26-year-old man of Castleton Drive in New Bowens.

The police say that about 7:30 p.m, Thomas and several other persons were at the Eazy Does it Sports Bar on Castleton Drive when two men armed with guns approached and started firing shots.

He was hit several times and appeared to have died on the spot.

Another man who received gunshot wounds was rushed to hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.

Thomas' mother said her son went to the bar to buy a phone card and went back home.

She said, shortly after returning home,  Thomas got a phone call and that's when he went back to the bar.

Two years ago, Thomas' father was murdered on a nearby street in New Bowens.

Thomas' mother says that case is yet to be solved.