Sunday 26 January, 2020

Construction worker gunned down in tense Steer Town in St Ann

A construction worker was shot dead in Dam Head, Steer Town in St Ann on Thursday night.

The deceased man has been identified as 46-year-old Vivian Scott of Mammee Bay in the parish.

Reports are that Scott was sitting inside a Toyota motorcar when he was pounced upon by armed men.

The gunmen shot him several times in the chest.

The police have not yet established a motive for the killing.

Steer Town has been on edge following the killing of two men from the community at a beach in Mammee Bay on Sunday.

The deceased then were identified as 24-year-old Jamiel Ellis, alias ‘Munga’, and 32-year-old Oniel Wynter, alias ‘Pumba’, both of Steer Town, St Ann.

The St Ann's Bay police reported that about 10.54 am, both men were on the beach, when armed men travelling in a Toyota motorcar approached them.

The assailants alighted from the vehicle and opened gunfire, hitting Ellis and Wynter before making their escape in the vehicle.

The police were summoned and the victims were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Following the incident, Steer Town became tense, resulting in several Government institutions there, including the Steer Town Academy and the health centre, being kept closed on Monday.

The police have since sought to reassure residents of the community by increasing their presence in a bid to return calm to the area.

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