Friday 20 April, 2018

Vendor killed, customer injured in Gregory Park gun attack

File photo of a crime scene in Kingston

File photo of a crime scene in Kingston

Knocking sounds of residents repairing their homes after three days of flood rains were replaced by screams of murder in Gregory Park, St Catherine on Thursday afternoon.

A fruit vendor was shot dead and one of his customers injured by criminals during a brazen daylight gun attack along Cottage Drive in the community.

Reports are that at approximately 2:30 pm, the vendor was standing by his stall conducting business with a customer when he was pounced upon by a group of men.

The men reportedly  pulled guns and opened fire hitting the vendor and his customer several times.

The criminals then fled the area.

Police were called to the area and the two men were taken to hospital where the fruit vendor died.

The customer remains in hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.