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JCF’s Counter Terrorism division joins probe into brutal Hanover killings

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 10:23 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (C-TOC) has joined the probe into the brutal killings of six persons in Hanover on Thursday.

Assistant Commissioner Devon Watkis, who heads C-TOC, says a team of investigators is already in the parish assisting the Hanover Police.

Watkis says early indications are that the killings appear to be a reprisal attack linked to the lottery scam.

He says investigators are looking at some individuals who are known to the Hanover Police and may have been previously listed as wanted.

Lynette Bloomfield, Mark Bloomfield, Kerry-Ann Bloomfield, Alia Mahabee, Davian Mahabee and Byron Mangaroo were killed when gunmen invaded their home on Thursday and opened fire.