Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Two killed in Clarendon within less than 48 hours

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The Clarendon police are probing the fatal attacks on an elderly woman and a man in separate incidents in the parish within less than 48 hours.

The deceased have been identified as 63-year-old Edna Winter of Havana Heights Phase Three, and 44-year-old Oliver Piper of Crooked River, both in Clarendon.

In the first incident on Monday, unknown assailant(s) pounced on Winter at her stall on Foga Road on the outskirts of May Pen at about 12pm.

She was shot multiple times and her attacker(s) escaped the scene.

Residents who heard the explosions alerted the police, and on their arrival Winter's body was seen with gunshot wounds.

She was pronounced dead at hospital.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, Piper’s body was found with chop wounds inside his car on the Bryan’s Hill main road in upper Clarendon.

Reports are that about 6am residents stumbled upon the car parked on the roadway, and alerted the police.

On the arrival of law enforcers, the body was discovered in the trunk of the car in a pool of blood with chops wounds.

The scene was processed and the body was removed to the morgue.

A state of emergency has been imposed in Clarendon since September of this year, and has resulted in fewer murders being committed there since then, according to the police.

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