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Race Track bar goers scamper as gunmen open fire killing taxi driver

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 4:25 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Patrons at a bar and restaurant in Race Track, Clarendon were sent scampering last night as several explosions rang out amid loud music at the establishment.

Thirty-eight-year old taxi operator Oral Grant died from gunshot wounds while another patron, a 31-year-old labourer from a nearby community was injured.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment.

The police say Grant was shot several times in his upper body.

It’s reported that he was playing the sound system when three armed men entered and opened fire at him.

At a town hall meeting in Clarendon last week, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams reported that all major crimes except murders were down in the parish.

This latest incident brings to 36 the number of murders recorded in Clarendon since the start of the year.