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Man takes 17 shots for family

Crystal Harrison, Staff Reporter

Thirty-three-year-old Syran Palmer who was killed in Shooters Hill, Kingston 17, on Friday, is believed to have jumped from a window of his home to meet his attackers in a bid to prevent his three daughters and spouse from also meeting their deaths.

THE STAR understands that Palmer, a production worker, was at home with his spouse and three children when gunmen invaded his residence about 10 p.m.

Information reaching our news team is that Palmer's move to jump through the window of his home is being viewed by many as a sacrifice to prevent the gunmen from shooting his three young children.

A police source told THE STAR that Palmer, who goes by the alias 'Serial', was shot at least 17 times around 10 p.m.

His killing is believed to be a reprisal, as on the same night, 29-year-old Richard Thomas, otherwise called 'Baba', a vendor from the same community, was also gunned down in a separate incident.

The police were alerted in both incidents and the men taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The Kingston Eastern police are investigating.

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