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Lotto scam, gang feud at centre of Westmoreland quadruple murder

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Westmoreland police believe lottery scamming and a year-long gang feud played key roles in Jamaica yesterday recording its fourth quadruple killing of 2015 and leaving the usually quiet Whithorn community in shock.

Thugs shot and killed 14-year-old Shawn Clayton, 20-year-old Romario Drummond, 22-year-old Theodore Tennant, and Demar Doeman while they reportedly played a video game at a shop.

The police say one of the men killed was an accused in a shooting incident that occurred several months ago.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Ferguson, commander of Police Area 1, in which Westmoreland falls, said the police would maintain a "strong presence in the area until calm is restored".

-Jovan Johnson