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Police link lottery scamming to deadly Hanover attack

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 6:06 PM

The Hanover Police are suspecting that the early morning gun attack on a Malcolm Heights family is linked to lottery scamming activities.

Two brothers, including a 14-year-old schoolboy, were killed in the attack.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Artel Colley, who is in charge of Hanover, says the incident occurred about 2 o'clock at a house in Malcolm Heights.

He says gunmen shot up the four-bedroom house where the slain brothers lived with 13 other people.

The dead brothers have been identified as 14-year-old Leon Grant, a student of Rhodes Hall High and 20 year-old Travis McKenzie.

DSP Colley says two other relatives remain hospitalised in serious but stable condition.

However, no suspect has yet been identified.

The senior policeman is warning Jamaicans to discourage their relatives from getting involved in lottery scamming.