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Hanover, Jamaica (McN) – Angry community members from Green Island in Hanover are locked in a stand off with members of the police force following the fatal shooting of two men in the community on Tuesday night.
The men have been identified as Vincent Murray 31-year-old unemployed of Crawl District and his step son 19-years-old Orlando Tavares of the said address.
The police reported that a 9 mm semi automatic pistol loaded with several rounds were taken from Murray.
Reports are that about 8:35 pm on Tuesday, a team of officers from the Green Island Police Station were carrying out vehicular spot checks along sections of Crawl and Salt Spring Main roads in Green Island, when they signaled a motorist to stop.
It is further reported that the officers checked the motorist documents and sent him on his way.
Immediately after the check, four men travelling on two motor cycles rode in their direction. Upon seeing the police the men opened gunfire at them and the fire was returned.
During the gun battle two of the men travelling on one of the motorcycles were shot. The other men turned and sped away.
Following a search of the roadway both Murray and Tavares were discovered suffering from gunshot wounds and the 9 mm semi automatic firearm seized.
Both men were rushed to the Noel Holmes Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The police are also reporting that Murray was deemed a person of interest and was being sought by the Hanover police for questioning in connection with several crimes in Green Island.
In the meanwhile residents are now refuting the police story, and are saying both victims were killed in cold blood and were no gunmen.