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UPDATE: Canadian shot in Negril identified

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 4:59 PM

The Canadian national who was shot and killed in the resort town of Negril last night has been identified.

He is 35-year-old real estate broker Andre Palakia of Ontario, Canada.

Reports are that Palakia and his girlfriend were walking along the West End main road when two men approached on a motorcycle and attempted to rob his girlfriend.

She resisted and the men opened fire.

Palakia who was shot in the incident was rushed to hospital where her was pronounced dead.

The killing comes just over a month after Jamaica made international headlines with the brutal the slaying of two American Christian missionaries in Albion Mountain, St Mary.

According to the latest police statistics, more than 490 persons have been killed across the island since start of the year.