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Police search for gunmen who commit double killing at gas station

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The St Thomas police are now searching for gunmen who carried out a double killing at a service station in the parish last night.

Dead are 21 year-old Katherina Brown, also called Trina, a cashier at the Morant Bay Petcom Service Station, and 57 year-old Christopher Higgins, of North Street in Morant Bay.

It is reported that about minutes after 11 p.m., a Suzuki Swift motor car drove onto the compound and about three men alighted from the vehicle firing several shots, killing Higgins on the spot.

The men then allegedly went inside the convenience store at the gas station and opened fire, hitting Brown several times.

The police say the men escaped in the same car. 

The police say they later spotted the vehicle in Bull Bay in St Thomas and Kingston East police gave chase.

The men allegedly jumped out of the car and fired at the police before escaping into bushes.