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Annotto Bay fearful after four murders in 48 hours

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 11:20 PM

Four murders were committed over 48-hours in the rural town of Annotto Bay in St Mary, leaving residents and business operators fearful.

The latest is a double murder last night, which left two men dead during a drive-by shooting about 9 p.m. at Top Hill in Annotto Bay.

Dead are 21-year-old Akeem Wilson and 22-year-old Rayon Morrison, both unemployed.

According to a police report, Wilson and Morrison were standing at separate locations in Annotto Bay, when a vehicle with heavily armed men opened fire hitting Wilson first. The car reportedly sped off and shortly after Morrison, who was standing near a tyre shop, was sprayed with bullets.

The two were rushed to hospital, but were pronounced dead upon arrival.

Last night's double murder follow on the heels of the shooting death of a 59-year-old businessman and farmer, Monton Hamilton on Thursday night. He was shot and killed by unknown assailants at his home at Dover in the parish.

Hamilton's wife was also shot and robbed.

And on Friday, a man known only as 'Blacks', from Marl Road in Kingston, was shot and killed at Cane Lane in Annotto Bay.

St Mary has recorded 30 murders since the start of this year, with the town of Annotto Bay accounting for 65 per cent of those murders.

The Annotto Bay police are investigating.

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