Sunday 27 September, 2020

Two gunned down in Wednesday afternoon murders

A Diego Martin teenager and a 32-year-old La Horquetta man were shot dead in separate incidents on Wednesday afternoon.

In the first incident, around 3 pm Justin Gibson of Heliconia Crescent, La Horquetta was walking along the roadway with a woman when they were approached by a gunman.

The assailant opened fire on Gibson, before fleeing the scene.

The 32-year-old man was shot several times. The woman, police said, was unhurt.

The police and paramedics were notified, however, Gibson succumbed to his injuries.

A half-hour later, 17-year-old Elijah Pierre was shot dead along Andrew Trace, off Waterwheel Road, Diego Martin.

Residents reported hearing several explosions and upon investigating they found Pierre bleeding from gunshot injuries.

The police and paramedics were notified, however, the injured boy succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy has been carded to take place on Thursday at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

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