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Eight Westmoreland children left parentless visited by CDA first responders

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2014 | 7:24 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Child Development Agency (CDA) says it will be taking steps to secure the welfare of eight children, whose parents were murdered in Westmoreland, yesterday.

Armed men reportedly opened fire on a house on Dalling Street yesterday morning, injuring three occupants.

They were later taken to hospital where fisherman, 46-year-old Robert Pilliner and his common-law wife 34-year-old Rosemarie Wilson, were pronounced dead.

The other injured man remains in hospital.

The CDA says its first responders visited the house today and assessed the situation.

This included meeting with the children, relatives and school personnel.

The CDA says based on a preliminary report, the team will be providing counselling to the children and take further steps to secure their welfare.

The agency did not give details of its efforts.


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