Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: The police in the parish of Westmoreland say they are now carrying out an investigation, surrounding the shooting death of two men at a house in Belmont district, on Sunday morning.
Those killed have been identified as Fitzgerald Richards, otherwise called “Jarrett” 41-year-old Mason and Dwayne Bell, otherwise called “Bel Bel” 33-year-old construction worker. The men are both of Four Path Lane in Spanish Town, but were presently living at Black Bay also in Belmont.
Reports by the police are that shortly after 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, residents living in the Black Bay area of Belmont heard a barrage of gunshots being fired in the area and alerted the police.
Upon the arrival of the lawmen, the bodies of both Richards and Bell were discovered inside a ply house, lying on a makeshift bed with multiple gunshot wounds.
The scene was processed and the bodies of both men transported to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
In the meanwhile, residents in the community of Belmont told our news team that, both men who hail from Kingston, had been residing in the area since recently while doing construction work.
Several residents also stated that, both deceased had been involved in a falling out with other men from the Belmont area, and maybe that could have resulted in them being killed.
Our news team also caught up with Whycan McNeill, Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland and Opposition Spokesman on Tourism, who stated that the upsurge of crime in the area needs to be addressed immediately.
According to Mr. McNeill, several months ago there was a bloodbath in Grange Hill, during what time the Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang and the Commission of Police, Antony Anderson, publicly stated that they would be implementing special security measures in the area.
According to Mr. McNeill, that move lasted for a short period, since then it has fluctuated and dozens of murders have been committed.