Monday 21 September, 2020

60-y-o man dead, spouse injured in early morning gun attack

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) in Westmoreland have launched a probe into the killing of a man and the injuring of his spouse in an attack at their home in the parish early on Wednesday morning.

The deceased man has been identified as 60-year-old Roy Perry of Belvedere, Westmoreland.

His 51-year-old spouse has been admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

The police reported that about 1am, Perry and his common-law wife were in bed sleeping, when yet unknown assailants entered their house by kicking down a door, and sprayed the occupants with bullets.

The couple was rushed to hospital, where Perry was pronounced dead and the woman was hospitalised.

No motive has yet been established for the attack.

The killing brings the number of murders in the parish to 81 since the star of this year, 45 less than the 126 that were reported over the same period last year.

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