As tension grows stronger in Cassava Piece in St Andrew, the Constant Spring police have reported that a woman and a man were both shot and injured on Wednesday night of June 6th, while standing in their community.
Reports are that, shortly after 8:30 pm, the male, and female were standing along the roadway at a section of the area known as Glen Drive when they were approached by two men travelling on a motorcycle. The men reportedly brandished handguns and opened fire hitting the two to the regions of their upper bodies.
This latest incident has taken place just days following the murder of, Lorenza Thomas otherwise called (Israel), 23 years old, unemployed of Cassava Piece.
Reports by the police are that about 2:30 am on Monday Thomas was at his home when armed men kick open the door to his house and chop and shoot him to death. Thomas body was also set on fire by his attackers. The flare-up in Cassava Piece started on Saturday morning of June 2nd, following a dispute between Mavado and another man from the area. The dancehall artist whose real name is David Brooks reportedly slap the man in his face, but minutes later he nearly lost his life when his motor car was shot up by the same man with whom he had the conflict and two other men.
Following the incident, Mavado is said to have left the country and flew to the United States but the violence did not stop there. Shortly after a man who is identified as Ian Robinson, Gaza Man, and who is said to be a close friend of Mavado was shot and killed in the vicinity of the Constant Spring Market on Saturday night about 9:30 pm.
Then on Tuesday morning, Thomas who is said to be a close friend of the man who fired at Mavado was murdered. This killing is believed to be an act of reprisal.