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PNP caretaker, son shot dead in Clarendon

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 9:48 AM
Carol Ebanks and son Jevon Myles. - Contributed Photo

People's National Party caretaker for May Pen East Carol Ebanks and her son, Jevon Myles, were last night shot dead at a shop in Paisley, Clarendon.

It is reported that Ebanks and her children were in the shop when gunmen invaded the premises firing several shots.

Four of her five children ran for safety but the gunmen reportedly cornered Myles, placed him to lie face down then shot him execution style.

The gunmen then went back into the shop and shot Ebanks who had been hurt in the first round of shooting. 

Former mayor of May Pen and councillor for the Hayes division, Scean Barnswell visited the home this morning.

Barnswell said he was saddened death.

"She was quiet, willing and very helpful. She is not the type who would be in a quarrel or contention with anyone,” he said.

Two nights ago another woman was shot dead in Clarendon and a teen girl injured.

Meanwhile, Barnswell said he was worried about the alarming murder rate.

"We have now exceeded last year’s figure, it is worrying it is of concern to us," he said.

More than 1,500 people have been  murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year.

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