Sunday 16 June, 2019

Cops suspect ‘contract killing with foreign link’ in vendor’s murder

The scene at a section of Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James where a female clothes vendor (foreground, blurred) was among two persons who were shot on Saturday night.

The scene at a section of Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James where a female clothes vendor (foreground, blurred) was among two persons who were shot on Saturday night.

Police suspect the shooting death of a female clothes vendor at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday night was a contract killing.

Valda Kellier, 57, of King Street, Montego Bay was gunned down about 9:50 pm, at the busy town square. Two other people were reportedly injured in the gun attack.

In a news release Sunday, the police said they are following leads into the murder of the woman which they say is suspected to be "a contract killing with an alleged overseas connection". 

The parish of St James, where the incident took place, has been under a state of emergency since January 18 of this year. 

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