Bloody weekend in Annotto Bay
The town of Annotto Bay, St Mary, is bleeding, having recorded three murders on the weekend.
Two of the murders took place last Saturday and one last Friday. A fourth murder was committed in the parish last Thursday.
St Mary has recorded 30 murders since the start of this year, with the town of Annotto Bay accounting for 65 per cent of those murders.
The killings last Saturday resulted from a drive-by about 9 p.m. at Top Hill in Annotto Bay. The dead men have been identified as 21-year-old Akeem Wilson and 22-year-old Rayon Morrison.
According to a police report, Wilson and Morrison were standing at separate locations in Annotto Bay when a vehicle with heavily armed men opened fire hitting Wilson. The car reportedly sped off and shortly after Morrison, who was standing near a tyre shop, was sprayed with bullets.
The two were rushed to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Last Thursday, 59-year-old businessman Monton Hamilton was shot and killed by unknown assailants at his home at Dover in the parish. Hamilton's wife was also shot and robbed.
And last Friday, November 16, a man known only as 'Blacks', from Marl Road in Kingston, was shot and killed at Cane Lane in Annotto Bay.