Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Tyre shop operator killed near town centre in Spanish Town

The St Catherine North police have launched an investigation into the murder of a tyre shop operator who was killed at his business establishment in Spanish Town.

The incident took place on March Pen Road near the Spanish Town Shopping Centre in the old capital.

Reports were that around 6:00 pm Wednesday, the man was at the tyre shop when he was attacked by a group of gunmen who cut him down with a hail of bullets.

Indications were that the victim recently took over the business from his former boss, with whom he worked for long, after the previous operator gave up the business because of pressure from extortionists.

Tension has reportedly been high in the area since the killing, as the location is close to the town centre in Spanish Town.