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No ease in St James bloodletting

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:14 AM

Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Smith, otherwise called ‘Junior’ of Birch Hill and a man who is yet to be identified have become the latest murder victims in St James.

In one incident Smith was fatally shot and a woman left nursing gunshot wounds after they were attacked by gunmen.

Reports from the Mount Salem Police are that about 5:15 Wednesday the two were at Smith’s house when the door was kicked in by armed men who opened fire hitting the two. 

They were taken to hospital where Smith was pronounced dead and the woman is undergoing treatment.

In the other incident the body of an unidentified man was found on Coke Avenue, Brandon Hill yesterday morning.

Reports are that about 5 a.m., the body of the man with the throat slashed was found by residents and the police were summoned.

The body believed to be in its 30s is of slim build, dark complexion and 5'9" long.

It was clad in a white T-shirt and grey shorts and a pair of brown slippers.