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UPDATE: Police searching for woman following St James triple murder over cellphone

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 3:52 PM
Police personnel at the crime scene in Norwood, St James where three men were shot dead on Wednesday afternoon - Adrian Frater Photo

Adrian Frater, News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:

The St James Police are now searching for a woman who they believe can assist them in their investigation into the murder of three men in Norwood on Wednesday afternoon.

Cook shop operator, Tyrone Hinds, Michael Holder and a man identified only as DJ Davil, who operated a sound system, were shot dead at the cook shop around 1 o'clock.

Head of the St. James Police, Senior Superintendent, Steve McGregor, says the police have contacted the woman’s family adding that they have been urged to have her surrender to the police.

It is reported that yesterday the woman went to the cook shop and a dispute developed between her and Hinds.

During the altercation, water was thrown which reportedly got into the woman’s phone.

She reported left the cook shop in a huff and vowed to return.

The police say at about 12:30 p.m Wednesday, men armed with high-powered weapons turned up at the cook shop and opened fire hitting Hinds.

The gunmen then reportedly turned their weapons on two male patrons who were inside the cook shop.

All three men died at the scene.

The police believe one of the gunmen is the woman’s boyfriend.

SSP McGregor has expressed concern about the incidents of domestic disputes in the parish and has appealed to residents to seek to resolve their issues without violence.

He also appealed to friends and family of the deceased to not carry out any reprisal attacks.