Monday 28 September, 2020

Man shot dead, woman injured in Rockfort drive-by shooting

A man was shot dead and a woman injured during an attack by gunmen in a section of the East Kingston community of Rockfort on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Rayon Tennant, a labourer of Heslop Avenue off Windward Road, Kingston.

Reports are that at about 5.05 pm, Tennant was among a group of persons standing on the side of the road in his community when gunmen drove up in a motorcar and opened fire, hitting Tennant and an 18-year-old female.

The men then sped out of the community.

The police were called and the injured were taken to hospital, where Tennant died while receiving treatment.

The female has since been admitted.

The shooting has left residents in the community calling on the police to increase their presence in and around sections of East Kingston, where citizens claim an ongoing feud between criminal gangs in still raging. 

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