Friday 6 December, 2019

Two men shot dead hours apart in same St Elizabeth community

The St Elizabeth police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men in separate incidents in the Fyffes Pen community.

The deceased men have been identified as 27-year-old Shannon Daniel Forbes and Peter Ebanks, alias 'Big Bird', both of Fyffes Pen in the parish.

Investigators are examining whether the killing of Ebanks was a reprisal attack for the earlier fatal shooting of Forbes.

In the first incident, at about 1am on Saturday, residents heard explosions coming from a section of Fyffes Pen, and alerted the police.

On their arrival, the police found Forbes’ body with gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at hospital.

In Ebanks’ case, he was walking along a roadway in the same community sometime after 8pm on the same day, when he was approached by armed men who shot him several times before escaping from the scene.

The police were summoned and Ebanks was seen lying on the road with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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