Granville councillor renews call for security measure after another double murder
Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer
Following back-to-back double murders in Granville, St James, Michael Troupe, the councillor for the division, has renewed calls for the introduction of special security measures.
Forty-three-year-old shopkeeper Shellyann Shaw and her five-year-old son Jamer Powell died in hospital today.
On Sunday night, they were shot multiple times by gunmen, who invaded their home in the Top Hill section of the community.
Last week Tuesday, 28-year-old disc jockey Ashawn 'Eva Deva' Holness and his 28-year-old girlfriend Jodi-Ann Roberts were shot dead at their home in Granville.
"This is the third time that I am calling for some kind of intervention," said Troupe.
He said the authorities could consider a Zone of Special Operation, a State of Public Emergency or any other appropriate tool.
"This is no longer a little incident, this is war, straight-out war. I'm just a councillor, it needs a bigger voice than mine to rescue Granville," said Troupe.
The police reported that during Sunday night's incident, Shaw along with her son and her common-law husband were at home in bed when men armed with high-powered rifles sprayed their three-apartment board dwelling with bullets.
Shaw and her son were rushed to a hospital by a taxi operator from the area.
While en route, the taxi operator's house was set on fire by the gunmen.
It was destroyed.
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