UPDATE: Slain JDF soldier was shot eight times at his birthnight party
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who was shot and killed by unknown assailants on Sunday morning in Clarendon, reportedly sustained eight gunshots in an attack that came at the end of his birthday celebrations with friends.
It was the second fatal shooting of a JDF soldier within recent weeks in the parish that has been under criminal siege for months.
Forty-seven-year-old Private Paul Lindsay was attacked at a sports bar in the Clarendon Park/Toll Gate area of the parish.
He was later pronounced dead at the May Pen Hospital.
The soldier’s licensed firearm was reportedly taken from his body by the attacker after the shooting.
Another JDF Private, Allan Oswald was shot dead, and two other persons injured in an attack on June 23 at Woodside in Clarendon, where the army man had reportedly gone to have repairs done to a motorcar.