Saturday 28 March, 2020

Father shot dead while dropping off child at school in St James

Police at the entrance of the Cornwall Gardens Basic School in Mount Salem, where a father was shot dead as he dropped off his child on Wednesday morning.

Police at the entrance of the Cornwall Gardens Basic School in Mount Salem, where a father was shot dead as he dropped off his child on Wednesday morning.

A man was shot dead by unknown assailants as he dropped off his child at an infant school in St James on Wednesday morning.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

Reports are that shortly after 8am, the father was walking with his child on the compound of the Cornwall Gardens Basic School in Mount Salem, when he was pounced upon by gunmen who sprayed him with bullets.

He was taken to the nearby Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Mount Salem police are investigating.

St James is one of the parishes currently under a state of emergency in an effort to curb rampant crime.

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