Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland, A man was shot and killed and a female shot and injured after gunmen invaded a section of the Bethel Town community in the parish of Westmoreland on Thursday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Fitzroy Morgage, 42-year-old, farmer of York District also in Bethel Town.  The identity of the female who has since been admitted to hospital in serious condition is been withheld.

Reports by the police are that, shortly after 7:00 am, on Thursday, May 24th, Morgage and a group of persons were standing along the roadway in the vicinity of a shop in Bethel Town when a group of armed men walked to the community through bushes.

The men ambushed the crowd of persons and opened fire hitting Morgage to his upper body. The female who was sitting in her parked vehicle was also shot by the men.

The gunmen then made their escape in bushes. The police were summoned and upon arrival, both wounded victims were transported to the Sav-la-mar hospital where Morgage was pronounced dead and the female as admitted in serious yet stable conditions…

By: Henry Buckner

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