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Runaway Bay man killed at his birthday party

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:09 PM

A man was killed as he celebrated his birthday last night at the popular Shelter Rock Nigh Club in Runaway Bay, St Ann.

Dead is 27-year-old carpenter Christopher Henry, otherwise called Chris, of Salem in Runaway Bay.

Reports are that Henry was at the nightclub celebrating with friends about 9:30 when a lone gunman entered and proceeded to rob patrons of cash and mobile phones.

Upon leaving, the gunman fired two shots, one of which hit Henry in the head.

He died on the spot.

The robber then escaped in a waiting motor car.

The police are probing the killing.

Henry's killing brings to 56 the number of persons killed in St Ann since the start of the year.