Sunday 9 August, 2020

Female shopkeeper shot dead and robbed in Linstead

Verona Slack

Verona Slack

Police investigators are searching for gunmen who fatally shot and robbed a shopkeeper in Victoria district in Linstead, St Catherine on Sunday night.

The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Verona Slack, also called ‘Trudy’, of Victoria district.

Preliminary reports indicate that about 9:30 p.m., Slack was walking home in the community, when she was pounced upon by armed men, who shot her.

Her purse was reportedly taken by the hoodlums, who then fled the scene.

Residents who heard the explosions alerted the police, and on their arrival, Slack was found with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

As news of her death filtered across Linstead and surrounding areas, several persons commented on the tragedy on social media site, Facebook.

"Dis (the murder of Verona Slack) sad bad... smh. Only Father up above know how dis hurt. RIP Trudy," a social media user posted.

Another comment read: "This cut mi up bad. Jah know star. RIP Trudy (Verona Clarke)".

Meanwhile, the Linstead police are appealing to persons with information that can assist in their probe of the incident, to contact them at 876-985-9070, or the police emergency number, 119.

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