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Gunmen strike in Linstead leaving one man dead and two battling for life

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 2:27 PM
Police on the scene where three men were shot in Linstead, St Catherine a short while ago. – Photo by Kenyon Hemans

Vendors, passers-by and even cops were sent scampering this morning when gunmen opened fire hitting three men on Royal Avenue in Linstead, St Catherine this morning.

One man died on the spot while two others were taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Up to a short while ago none of the victims had been identified, but residents told our news team that the three were at their usual hangout spot.

Police redirected traffic, turning a one-way road into a two-way as they combed the scene for clues.

Onlookers told our news team that they hoped that surveillance cameras in the area may help police identify the shooters who allegedly jumped two fences to make their escape.

corey.robinson@gleanerjm.com