Swallowfield – Two Dead Within 48 Hours

Antonio Mckoy CEO - Mckoy's News

Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)  – Two Dead Within 48 Hours: On Thursday, June 8, 2017, during the busy rush-hour afternoon traffic at approximately 6:05 p.m., a young man was shot and killed in the vicinity of 80 Old Hope Road.

The dead man has been identified as, Damion Lawrence of Hart Lane, off Old Hope Road.

Information garnered is that the young man was chased through Spaulding Lane by unknown assailants onto Old Hope Road, where a white car with the shooter was waiting for him. As he ran onto Old Hope Road, shots were heard ringing out as the young man tried to escape. Right after the shooting, the white car sped off in high gear down Old Hope Road, having persons scampering in various directions for safety.

When the dust settled and the police arrived on the scene, the young man was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds he received all over his body. Persons milling around the scene were tight-lipped, as to what could be the probable cause of the young man’s death.

No motive has yet been established for the killing and the police are continuing their investigations into the incident.

It was another violent evening for the community of Swallowfield on Saturday, June 10, 2017. At approximately 7:55 p.m., in the vicinity of 64 Old Hope Road, everyone was about their own business when two gunmen, on approaching the location of Louis’ Car Wash, started firing wildly.

One gunman who was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, fired incessantly hitting a young man in his late twenties and a 13-year-old boy. When his rifle jammed, the other gunman fired two shots and then they both fled the scene in a waiting car.

After the shooting, the young man laid motionless on the ground, with bullet wounds to his head and chest, with his right eye closed and the left one open. The teen also received a grazed flesh wound to the right side of his head and another wound to his left shoulder.

They were both taken to the Kingston Public Hospital, by officers assigned to the Half Way Tree police, where the young man succumbed to his injuries and the teen was hospitalized in stable condition.

No motive has been established for the killing and injury, however, it is presumed by some persons that the incident might be a reprisal from Thursday evening’s killing of the other young man in the vicinity of 80 Old Hope Road.

The Half Way Tree and National Stadium police are continuing their investigations as to a possible motive for this incident.

Mckoy’s News was reliably informed that, due to the flare-up of violence,  Member of Parliament Mr. Julian Robinson, will be having a walk-through with all the stakeholders of the community and end with a meeting at the Stadium Police Station.


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