Saturday 26 September, 2020

Six shot, three fatally, in separate gun attacks in St Ann

Gunmen went on a rampage in St Ann on Sunday, killing three men and shooting three others in separate incidents in 'The Garden Parish'.

The deceased have been identified as 55-year-old Anthony Taylor, mechanic of Lewis district, 24-year-old Jamiel Ellis, alias ‘Munga’ of Steer Town and 32-year-old Oniel Wynter, alias ‘Pumba’, also of Steer Town, all in St Ann.

In the first incident on Sunday, police said that Taylor and three men were shot on Hibiscus Way in Priory while working on a car. 

According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), about 9am, Taylor was working on a motorcar along the roadway which had earlier met in an accident. It is alleged that armed men travelling in a Totyota Fielder motor car approached Taylor, and three other bystanders, and opened gunfire. The police were summoned and, on their arrival, all four men were seen with gunshot wounds. 

They were taken to hospital where Taylor was pronounced dead and the other men admitted in serious, but stable condition.

Minutes later, gunmen struck again in St Ann, killing Ellis and Wynter at a beach in Mammee Bay, according to the police. 

The St Ann's Bay police reported that about 10.54 am, both men were on the beach when armed men travelling in a Toyota motor car approached them. The assailants alighted from the vehicle and opened gunfire hitting Ellis and Wynter before making their escape in the vehicle. 

The police were summoned and the victims were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

According to the CCU, the lawmen have since seized the motor car involved in the incident, which crashed following the shooting. They did not indicate where the vehicle crashed. However, police are now in search of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, investigations are continuing into both shooting incidents.


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