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Police launch high-level probe into murder, arson in Guy's Hill

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 6:02 PM

The police have launched a high-level probe into the early morning arson and murder in Cocking Hill district, Guys Hill, St Catherine.

The police say about 1:30 this morning gunmen invaded two houses on the same property in the community, removed the children, and then doused the adults and the premises with a corrosive substance before setting the buildings on fire.

According to the police, the gunmen also fired several shots before leaving.

A detailed search of the area was carried out and the body of 47-year-old Allan Whittock, otherwise called ‘Vin’, was found on a neighbouring premises with a gunshot wound.

The fire has left 23 persons homeless and the police say losses have been estimated at $7 million.