Thursday 26 November, 2020

Man killed, another injured in separate gun attacks in St Andrew

A 22–year-old man was shot dead on Hopedale Avenue close to Matildas Corner in St Andrew on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Cadelle Richards, labourer of an Escarpment Road address in Hermitage, Kingston 6.

Reports are that about 5.30 pm, Richards was shot by unknown assailant(s). 

The police were alerted and, upon the arrival of the law enforcement officers, Richards was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives from the Matildas Corner C.I.B are investigating.

Two hours after that incident, the Matildas Corner police were alerted to a gun attack on Manning’s Hill Road that left a businessman injured. 

Reports are that about 7.30 pm, residents heard gunshots and alerted the police. The officers went to the scene and found then businessman suffering from gunshot wounds. He has since been admitted in hospital.

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