Saturday 11 July, 2020

‘Ex-soldier’ killed in Clarendon 24-hours after chef shot dead there

A man, said to be a former member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), was gunned down in his community of Kemp's Hill in South West Clarendon on Monday night.

The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Chavaughn Burrell.

According to reports, sometime after 8pm, Burrell was walking in a section of his community when he was pounced upon by armed men who opened gunfire, hitting him multiple times, before fleeing the area.

The police were subsequently alerted, and Burrell was assisted to a hospital, where he died.

A probe is ongoing into the shooting incident.

Burrell's death came 24 hours after the shooting death of 26-year-old chef, Philando Clarke, in his community of Leisterfield in Frankfield in upper Clarendon on Sunday.

Clarke, who was also a resident of Red Hills Road, St Andrew, was in an area known as Bow Lane in Leisterfield, when men in a grey Toyota Axio motorcar drove up.

The men exited the vehicle and opened fire, hitting Clarke multiple times, then fled the scene.

Clarke was pronounced dead at hospital.

That incident remains under police investigation.

Last year, Clarendon was placed under a state of emergency because of an escalation of murders there.

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