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Mandeville businessman 'Mal' Levy shot dead

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 10:48 AM
Mandeville businessman Michael Levy taking part in the FINSAC Commission of Enquiry in 2011.

Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

There is shock in the Mandeville business community following the early morning murder of businessman Michael 'Mal' Levy.

Levy, the owner of the Bankhouse Mall in Mandeville was pronounced dead at the Mandeville Regional hospital minutes after he was shot in what might have been an attempted robbery in the nearby community of Comfort.

Investigators say he was sitting in his car outside a party when a man approached him and attempted to remove his watch from his hand.

Levy reportedly fended off the man and engaged him in an argument when the man opened fire hitting him.

One of the bullets pierced his arm and lodged in his chest.

Investigators are, however, probing other possible motives.

He is the second Mandeville businessman to be killed in three months.

IN PHOTO: Trevor Meikle

In April, block factory operator Trevor Meikle was shot dead as armed thugs attacked him and members of his family during an islandwide power blackout.

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The police say the killers might have trailed Meikle from the Norman Manley airport in Kingston as he made his way to Ingleside to drop off his daughter who was returning from overseas.