Clarendon cops probe two murders last night

May 17, 2016

The police in Clarendon have launched separate investigations into two shooting deaths in the parish last night as criminals continue to wreak havoc there.

In the first incident, which happened about 8:30 p.m. in York Town, 48-year-old labourer Phil Anthony Murray, a resident of York Circle, was shot and killed by unknown assailants.
 
Reports said that upon hearing loud explosions residents summoned the police who later discovered the body of the now deceased on his back on the sidewalk in a pool of blood, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his head and upper body.  

Shortly afterwards, the police were again called to a premises about 9:30 in Havannah Heights Phase Three, where Devon Buckley better known as 'Kenroy', was found suffering from gunshot wounds.
 
The dead man, a 38-year-old construction worker, is said to have been at home sitting outside a shop at his gate when two men went inside the shop and ordered cigarettes. It is alleged that one of the men went outside pulled a firearm and shot Buckley in his head.

When the shooting subsided Buckley was found in front of the shop suffering from gunshot wounds to his head, the gunmen then fled the scene on foot.

The police say they are yet to establish a motive for either of the killings.