Mandeville shoppers scamper as market vendor is shot dead, two men arrested
Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Shoppers in the Mandeville Market had to run for cover Monday afternoon after three men entered a section and began firing shots.
During the shooting, Howard Brown, a vendor of Grey Ground and Old England addresses was killed.
According to police reports, approximately 3:50 p.m, Brown was in the market when the men entered firing shots, hitting him several times.
Two of the three gunmen who reportedly attempted to escape were accosted by the police and are now in custody.
The momentum of the Christmas Eve sales broke as sections of the market were cordoned.
"A long time something like this nuh happen in the market but with this season is like something like this have to happen. Me just glad that nobody else nuh get hurt," said one vendor.