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UPDATE: Three children among five killed in Spanish Town shooting; police seek 'Fat Man'

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 10:19 PM
Jennifer McDonald is consoled by neighbours as she mourns the death of her daughter and grand children in the community of Africa in March Pen, St Catherine this morning.

Seven people were shot, five fatally, this morning on March Pen Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Three of those who died are children - two-year-old Koyandra Wynter, nine-year-old Revaughn Evans, and 14-year-old Marvin Campbell Jr. The other two are said to be 22-year-old Venisha Bartley and Salesha Evans, 24. 

According to Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Stephanie Lindsay, head of the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the incident took place about 1:30 this morning in an area known as Africa. The gunmen, who were said to be wearing police vests, kicked in the doors of four houses and opened fire, hitting seven occupants.

The houses were set ablaze by the gunmen.

The injured, which include a 14-year-old girl, are reportedly in serious but stable condition at hospital.

The police are seeking Marvin Campbell Sr, otherwise called 'Fat Man', as a person of interest at this time. He is also wanted in connection with a previous triple murder and incest.

Persons knowing the whereabouts of Campbell Sr are being asked to call the police at 119, 811, 984-2874 or the nearest police station.  They can also call Crime Stop at 311. Information may also be sent using the Stay Alert App.