Friday 5 June, 2020

Two brothers among three gunned down in Central Village amid curfew

Three people, including two brothers in their early 20s, were shot dead by gunmen in two separate incidents in Central Village, St Catherine on Monday, this while a curfew has been in place in a section of the overall community.

The deceased have been identified as Chandi Knight, a 22-year-old mason, and his brother, Channeil Knight, 25, and Kevin Bruce Anglin, a 48-year-old carpenter of Windsor Heights, also located in the overall Central Village community.

Reports are that about 5.30 pm, the Knight brothers were in the Harmony Heights section of the community when loud explosions were heard. Upon the arrival of the police and after a search, the bodies of the two men were found with gunshot wounds.

They were later pronounced dead at hospital.

And while investigators were at that crime scene, they were alerted about another gun attack in the neighbouring community of Windsor Heights.

The police went to the area and found Anglin’s body with several gunshot wounds.

The police at 6pm on Saturday, January 18, imposed a curfew in sections of Central Village. That curfew ran until 6pm on Monday, January 20.

The curfew has since been extended until Wednesday.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along the Nelson Mandela Highway from Central Way to the entrance of Twickenham Scheme (McNeil Boulevard)

SOUTH: Along the northern bank of the Rio Cobre River from the western border (at the end of Board Jungle) to the eastern border

WEST: Along an imaginary line from the Nelson Mandela Highway running along McNeil Boulevard across a dirt track onto Central Road then to the northern bank of the Rio Cobre River (at the end of Board Jungle).

EAST: Along an imaginary line from the Nelson Mandela Highway running along Central Way to the northern bank of the Rio Cobre River.

During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless authorised in writing by the ground commander.

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