45-year-old, Paul Campbell, a sound system operator, who hailed from Florence Hall in Trelawny, was shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder, after he also shot and injured the complainant.
The Falmouth police have confirmed that the shooting occurred at a wedding reception, which was being held on the property at the Glistening Waters Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny on Friday night.
Reports by the police are that about 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Campbell was on the microphone, when the hotel manager complained to him that the music was too loud.
Campbell refrained from turning down the music and it resulted in an argument between him and the management team.
During the exchange of words, Campbell was allegedly pushed to the ground, but he got back to his feet, pulled out his licensed firearm and opened fire, hitting the proprietor’s son in the region of his chest.
The wounded man who is also a licensed firearm holder, pulled his licensed firearm and discharged several rounds, hitting Campbell multiple times to his upper body.
The police were summoned and upon arriving at the resort, both wounded men were rushed to the Falmouth hospital, where Campbell died whilst undergoing treatment, and the wounded proprietor treated and admitted in serious but stable condition.
Since the start of the year a total of 29 persons have been murdered throughout the parish of Trelawny, compared to a lesser total of 21 recorded at the end of 2017.