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Two more murdered in St James

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 6:26 PM

Two more murders were recorded in St James last evening, bringing to six the number of persons reported killed in the parish in a 24-hour period.

The latest victims have been identified as 56-year-old Albert Ewan and 20-year-old Kenardo Woolery, both of Paradise Crescent.

Twenty-four hours earlier, former national goalkeeper Devon Dunkley and three other men were killed in the North Gully area of Montego Bay after gunmen opened fire on patrons at a shop he operated.

In last night’s incident, the police report that a man was set up and shot by gunmen as he came out of a taxi in the Paradise Crescent area.

According to the police, the injured man ran to his nearby home and was chased by the gunmen, who again opened fire, hitting Ewan.

The gunmen then proceeded to Paradise Crescent Square where they randomly opened gunfire on patrons at a shop, hitting Woolery and another man.

The four injured men were taken to hospital where Ewan and Woolery were pronounced dead and the others admitted in serious, but stable condition.