The St Catherine police have commenced an investigation surrounding the death of a prominent businessman from the parish of St Ann, who was shot while traveling along a section of Mandela Highway, in St Catherine, on Thursday evening. A woman who was also traveling in the vehicle was also shot and injured.
He has been identified as Gregory Lawrence, of a Bamboo community, in St Ann.
Reports are that about 6:30 pm, Lawrence was driving his Black Toyota Tundra Pick-up truck along a section of Mandela Highway, when two men traveling on motorcycles rode up beside him.
On reaching the vicinity of Caymanas crossing the men brandished handguns and opened fire on the vehicle, hitting Lawrence multiple times, before speeding away.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, it was discovered that the bullets had penetrated the window of the pick-up truck, resulting in the businessman and his female companion being shot.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, the victims were rushed to hospital where the businessman was pronounced dead, and the female treated and admitted.