Two women shot dead in separate incidents in the Corporate Area
Two women were shot dead and two other persons, including a five-year-old boy, were shot and injured in two separate incidents in the Corporate within 24 hours.
The deceased have been identified as 27-year-old Shantal McCarthy of Admiral Town, Kingston, and 54-year-old Donna Braithwaite of Regent Street, Kingston 14.
In the first incident on Sunday night at about 7 pm, Braithwaite was walking along Regent Street when gunmen opened fire at a man in the area.
Both Braithwaite and the man being targeted were shot.
The police were alerted and both injured persons were assisted to hospital, where Braithwaite was pronounced dead and the man was admitted for treatment.
Meanwhile, McCarthy and her son were at home at about 1 am on Monday, when a gunman kicked open the door to the dwelling and shot them before escaping.
The boy managed to alert relatives, who summoned the police.
McCarthy was later pronounced dead at hospital, while her son is being treated.
The police are probing both shooting incidents.