Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Triple murder in Waterford; child among two hospitalised

Three men were shot dead and two others injured by unknown assailants on Maryland Road in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine on Saturday, June 22.

The deceased have been identified as:

• 30-year-old Nicholas Douglas, otherwise called ‘Shane’, of Hopewell Road;

• 19-year-old Brandon Beckford of Bianca Way, and

• 37-year-old Marlon Boothe of Maryland Road, all in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine.

A male child and another man who were also injured in the shooting, remain hospitalised.

Reports from the Major Investigation Division (MID) are that about 9:25 p.m., the males were among a group of persons playing games along the pathway. They were reportedly approached by armed men, who opened gunfire, hitting them.

The police were summoned and the injured persons were taken to hospital, where Douglas, Beckford and Boothe were pronounced dead, and the two other injured persons were admitted in stable conditions.

Investigations are ongoing into the incident.

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