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One man dead as gunmen strike again in Spanish Town

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 10:54 AM
Police personnel process a crime scene in Spanish Town where five persons were shot, one fatally on Wednesday. – Jermaine Barnaby Photo

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

The violence in Spanish Town St Catherine continued last night despite a heavy contingent of police and soldiers in the town.

Hours after five persons were shot, one fatally, near the Spanish Town Bus Park, investigators in the St Catherine North Police Division were called to a scene where one man was shot and killed and two persons left nursing gunshot wounds.

The latest victim of the gun violence is Tamoy Hewitt a 19-year-old security guard of Browns Hall, St Catherine.

Reports are that about 8:20 p.m. Hewitt went to buy food along Morrison Street when he was pounced upon by unknown assailants who shot him in the head. A man and a woman who were bystanders were injured during the shooting.

They were taken to the hospital where Hewitt succumbed to injuries and the others treated and released.

Last night’s incident increased to 10, the number of persons who have been shot in the Spanish Town since last Friday.