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Pastor, deacon shot dead outside hardware in Montego Bay

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

A St James pastor and his deacon were on Saturday evening shot dead by gunmen in Montego Bay.

Pastor Ryan Jackson and deacon Buckclair Smith of the First Truth International Apostolic, were murdered on Trinity Crescent about 6:30 p.m.

A young boy travelling with them was unharmed.

It's reported that the pastor and the deacon were preparing to leave a hardware on Barnett Street where they had gone to purchase tiles for a church construction project when they were shot by two men on foot.

Members of a nearby police team heard the shots, engaged the two gunmen and reportedly chased them to the Barnett View area where one was shot.

He is now said to be battling for life at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.