Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Couple killed in Trelawny - third double murder in 24 hours

The Clarks Town Police are probing the circumstances which led to the shooting deaths of a common-law couple in Kinloss district, Trelawny on Thursday, March 28 - the third double murder in a 24-hour span in the island. 

The dead couple has been identified as 50-year-old Robert Gardner otherwise called ‘Firelinks’ or ‘Roaster’, and 48-year-old Marcia Thomas otherwise called ‘Cia’, both of Kinloss district in the parish.

Reports are that residents heard explosions and summoned them. Upon their arrival, Gardner was seen lying outside, while Thomas was found in the bedroom, both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

In the meantime, the St James police have recorded five murders from three incidents within less than 24-hours, including two double murders in Montego Bay on Thursday.

The police have identified the men killed in one of the two St James double murders as 34 year-old Melbourne Kerr of a  Barnett Oval address, and 31 year-old Shian McKenzie from Albion in the parish. The men were reportedly shot and killed shortly after 5:00 pm by yet unknown assailants along the busy thoroughfare.

No motive has been established for the killing.

The fatal attack followed the killing of two men earlier on the day when gunmen went into a yard in Rose Heights, Montego Bay, and opened fire on a group of persons.

Five persons were shot and later taken to hospital, where 32-year-old Dwayne Stennett and Shane Williams were pronounced dead.

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