Hanover business dies in hospital

June 19, 2018

A St James businessman, who was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen at a motor vehicle scrap yard in Johnson Town, near Lucea, Hanover, last Friday afternoon, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Sunday.

The deceased is 42-year-old Garth Daley, who is of a Porto Bello, St James address and operated a business in Lucea, Hanover. A 17-year-old boy, who was shot and injured in the same incident, remains in a critical condition in hospital

According to reports from the Lucea police, shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Daley left his business place to visit a friend, who operates a motor vehicle scrap yard in Johnson Town. While standing among a group of persons at the premises, men armed with handguns invaded the location and opened fire. Daley and the teenager both suffered bullet wounds to their upper bodies. They were both rushed to a medical facility in Lucea, where they were admitted in critical condition.

Daley was subsequently transferred to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, where he succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning.

"We are currently investigating the matter, but we are yet to come up with any motive or identify any potential suspects," a senior Hanover police told Western STAR.

"This incident happened in broad daylight, so somebody must have seen something. We are urging persons with information to tell what they know to the police," he said.