April 26, 2012
GANG STRONGMAN KILLED FOR GIRL
Rumours have been circulating in sections of Waterford, Portmore, that Terrence Lynch, the man who was reputed to be second in command in the infamous Lynch Mob Gang, was recently killed because of his alleged involvement with another man's girlfriend.
His death on the weekend, however, has some community members still puzzled.
THE STAR understands that Lynch was attacked while he was out with friends at a fish fry in a section of the community called 'Plum Tree' at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday.
According to reports, Lynch was killed on the spot while his friends who were in his company were rushed to the hospital nursing gunshot wounds.
Sources close to THE STAR informed us that Lynch had not been at the location for a long time before the incident took place.
The source said, "Di man jus reach at the fish fry, not even five minutes good before shot start fire ... At first, we thought it was clappers but we realise dat it was gunshots and mi and mi fren had to tek weh wi body. Mi feel like is a phone call mek pan him."
Other residents who spoke to our news team had mixed views on the killing.
An individual who spoke on condition of anonymity, told THE STAR, "Di man get deported weh day, bout six months now and him deh bout di place a easy so mi nuh know why dem kill di man."
Another resident whispered, "Yes him deh ya a cool out but chances are a some long time thing catch up on him."
The resident in speaking about Lynch's brother, who is reputed to be the leader of the gang, went on to say, "Mi know the top man must deh a jail a foreign a weep bout him bredda murder."
Some persons also believed that Lynch was well behaved.
One man told THE STAR that to him, Lynch was a rather polite individual who was often smiling and was well known in the community.
He went further to say, "When di smoke clear, I heard that he was involved with someone's girlfriend and that created the animosity."
There were those, however, who believed Lynch wasn't a saint. Our news team was also informed that he was abusive to women.
A young woman said, "Dem man deh abuse women, up to about three weeks ago something to that effect involving him transpired in the community".
Reports are that a curfew was imposed in sections of the Waterford community shortly after the murder.
When THE STAR contacted sources at the Waterford Police Station they confirmed that a curfew was imposed in sections of the community and that investigations into the attack was in progress.
They also expressed that the police presence has stepped up in the community to reassure residents.
Residents also informed THE STAR that the police were visible in the community since the shooting.