Jamaica Crime News: GUNMEN STRIKES AGAIN IN WESTMORELAND – Following the shooting death of eight persons, and the shooting and wounding of three others in the parish of Westmoreland, between Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, gunmen again took to the streets on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, this time shooting and wounding two men.
Reports are that shortly after 10:30 p.m., on Tuesday, gunmen went to a yard in Segrie Street in Savannah la Mar and shot two male residents. Both victims, one of whom is a popular cabinet maker known as ” Babe” are now nursing gunshot wounds at a hospital.
Hours later on Wednesday morning, a group of heavily armed men went to a house at New Market Oval and fired a barrage of rounds on the building. The premises is said to be occupied by a family from which two of its members were gunned down in 2018.
Following the shootings, a heavy detachment of soldiers and police officers carried out several operations across the parish, which resulted in several men being picked up.
These series of shootings comes immediately following the murders of eight persons between the hours of 1:00 p.m., on Monday, February 25, and 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 26.
On Monday at approximately 1:00 p.m., 18-year-old Eric Clarke was shot and killed while on a playing field in Cook Street, Savannah la Mar, and hours later at 4:00 p.m., 20-year-old Patrick Campbell, laborer of Georges Plain was gunned down in Alma district in Grange Hill.
The bloodletting continued into the night with a triple murder at a night club in Williamsfield. Those killed were 21-year-old Jahmar Warren otherwise called ‘ Shadow Black’s ” of Grange, 34-year-old Corey Parkins of Cascade in Hanover and 23-year-old Coran Birch, of Woodsville also in Hanover.
The other three victims were gunned down early Tuesday morning. 25-year-old Ajari Romans was shot and killed by gunmen at Cedar Valley Farms, in Bethel Town area about 7:30a.m., another man who is known so far only as ” Chucky” was killed by unknown assailants at Phase 5, on the Llandilo Housing Scheme half hour later, while 19-year-old Renaldo Campbell of Queens Street in Savannah la mar was shot and killed along Lewis Street at 9:00 a.m.