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Vendor dead, woman hospitalised after gunmen attack in Portland

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:24 PMGareth Davis

A 55-year-old vendor is dead and a woman hospitalised in serious condition after they were attacked by gunmen in Buff Bay, Portland yesterday evening.

Reports are that the incident took place about 9:40 p.m. as the deceased, Patrick Brown, who is from Spanish Town, St Catherine, conducted business with a woman from his motor vehicle that he used as mobile grocery shop.

Reports are that two masked men approached the vehicle and opened fire. Both Brown and the woman were hit. They were rushed to hospital where Brown was pronounced dead and the woman admitted in serious but stable condition.

The killing is the fourth in Portland since the start of the year.