Sunday 18 August, 2019

Labourer shot dead in Runaway Bay, St Ann

A labourer was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Runaway Bay, St Ann on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Gawayne Russell, alias ‘Pops’ and ‘Romaine’, of Content Gardens, Ocho Rios and Claremont Street in Runaway Bay.

Reports are that at about 11:50 a.m., residents heard loud explosions coming from the direction of Claremont Street and alerted the Runaway Bay police.

Upon their arrival, the police found Russell lying face down along the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his body.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Runaway Bay police, who are investigating the incident, have so far not confirmed the accounts of some residents that Russell was shot by men travelling in a motor vehicle.

A motive for the killing has not yet been determined, but investigators have intensified their search for the attackers.

Russell’s death brings the murder tally in St Ann to 19 since the start of the year.

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