THREE MEDICAL doctors have been killed under different circumstances over a three-month period. This sent shock waves throughout the medical fraternity, which indicated that it has lost three stalwarts who have contributed significantly to the field.
The most recent incident occurred last Saturday when obstetric/gynaecologist Dr Barrington 'Barry' Dixon was murdered in his house in Spring Gardens, Montego Bay, by gunmen, who broke in and shot him.
The St James police are still trying to determine a motive for the murder of Dr Dixon.
His death came two months after well-known radiologist, Dr Phillip Chamberlain, was stabbed to death in Mandeville, Manchester, in July.
KILLED AT OFFICE
It has been reported that the Mandeville police received a call shortly before 9 p.m. about the incident.
Upon reaching Chamberlain's business place, the Mandeville Radiology and Imaging Service, located at Cobblestone Professional Centre, 1 Brumalia Road, the radiologist was found lying face down.
Dr Chamberlain's death was the second such incident in the parish capital. In June, Dr Clinton Lewis was found dead at his apartment in Mandeville.
Lewis, 51, was found in his bathroom with a wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at hospital.
Head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Lascelles Taylor, said the perpetrators of the Mandeville killings are listed on the most-wanted list in the parish. He indicated that both cases are not related.
"The killers were identified for both cases, they are not outsiders, these are people who they have relationship with, and these are domestic murders," he explained.
He said investigation continues until an arrest is made.