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Police appeal for information in St James Christmas night murders, four killed

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:13 AM

The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into last night’s murder of four people and the injuring of a teenage girl on Nelly Lane, Norwood, St James.

The deceased have been identified as:

21-year-old Monique Woolery of Llandilo, Westmoreland and 5th Avenue, Montego Hills, St James

30-year-old Jason Anderson of Nelly Lane, St James

39-year-old Leo Mitchell otherwise called ‘Fire’ of Columbus Square, Norwood, St James

43-years-old Yorken Silvera of Norwood, St James

Police reports are that about 7:30, Woolery and a male companion were walking along Nelly Lane when a white motorcar drove up, armed men alighted from it and started firing shots at the couple, who ran into a nearby shop to take cover.

The men continued firing at them into the shop where Woolery and four other persons were shot and injured.

The injured persons were taken to the hospital where Woolery, Anderson, Mitchell and Silvera were pronounced dead, while a 16-year-old girl was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

Woolery’s male companion escaped unhurt.