Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Teenager gunned down in tense Steer Town, St Ann

Violence continues to grip the community of Steer Town in St Ann, where a gunman shot and killed a teenager in an area known as Greenwich Acres on Wednesday.

The deceased man has been identified as 19-year-old Michael Webb of Clarke Avenue in Ewarton, St Catherine.

Reports are that about 3.30 pm, Webb was standing along the roadway when he was approached by a gunman who shot him several times.

His attacker then fled the scene.

Residents who heard the explosions, alerted the police and on their arrival, Webb's bullet-riddled body was found along the roadway.

He was later pronounced dead at hospital.

No motive for the gun attack has yet to be determined.

Webb was the second person to be killed within a week in Steer Town, which has been tense following disputes among warring factions there. The fears were increased when two men from the community were gunned down at a beach in Mammee Bay on Sunday, December 8.

The deceased were identified as 24-year-old Jamiel Ellis, alias ‘Munga’, and 32-year-old Oniel Wynter, alias ‘Pumba’, both of Steer Town, St Ann.

The St Ann's Bay police reported that about 10.54 am, the two men were on the beach when armed men travelling in a Toyota motorcar approached them.

The assailants alighted from the vehicle and opened gunfire, hitting Ellis and Wynter before making their escape in the vehicle.

The two victims died at hospital.

Days later, Vivian Scott, a construction worker of Mammee Bay, was shot dead in Dam Head, Steer Town, this on Thursday night, December 12.

Scott was killed by armed men while sitting in his Toyota motorcar.

The police have been maintaining a presence in the area in a bid to restore calm.

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