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Tour operator gunned down while transporting tourists in Negril

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 10:46 AM
After being shot, the tour operator lost control of his vehicle, which crashed into a wall.

A tour operator was shot and killed by gunmen while transporting two tourists in Negril, Westmoreland on Monday night.

The deceased is 53-year-old Byron Grey of West End in Negril.

The police report that about 11:10 p.m., Grey was transporting two male tourists in his Toyota Voxy bus along the West End main road when two men travelling on a motorcycle rode up beside the vehicle.

The men then pulled handguns and opened fire hitting Grey multiple times.

He lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a wall.

The gunmen subsequently fled the scene.

The police were summoned and upon arrival Grey, who was discovered suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was rushed to the Savanna-La-Mar Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The tourists who were being transported by Grey were not hurt in the shooting.

- Hopeton Bucknor

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