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May 8, 2014
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Two more killed in West Kingston

The bloodletting continued yesterday afternoon inWestern Kingston as Scene of Crime detectives were kept busy after the lives of two males were snuffed out in unrelated incidents.

THE STAR understands that the first incident occurred in the Hannah Town community on Hannah Street, where Bunny Campbell, a mason believed to be in his early 50s, was killed about 3:30 p.m.

Reports are that a man, riding a bicycle, approached Campbell and opened fire on him before escaping in the area on foot.

The shooter's bicycle was left in the middle of the street.

A resident who spoke to THE STAR said, "We the residents want more from the police, nobody nuh deh ya fi a fire shot and people still a dead. Yuh nuh see a orders a dweet, dem send people fi come do the killings."

An eyewitness told THE STAR that Campbell had just exited his yard, before he met his demise.

While in Hannah Town, the news team was alerted to another killing in the division and quickly went to Pink Lane in Denham Town.

There, the body of 34-year-old Robert Alphanso Ricketts, otherwise called Peter, was found lying in a pool of blood.

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Reports are that about 4:15 p.m., Ricketts was shot repeatedly and died on the spot.

Desmond McKenzie, member of parliament for the constituency, visited the scene as well as senior officers, which included SSP Steve McGregor, superintendent in charge of the division.

When quizzed about the measures to be put in place to curtail criminals and their illicit activities, the no-nonsense crime fighter said, "what we will have to do now which was restricting us somewhat was that we had to give leverage to the residents. That affected how tight we could do the place, we will have to overlook that now and tighten up the place."

McGregor continued, "as of tonight (last night) the whole place will be locked down, the people will be inconvenienced a great way because we had tried to give some leverage to the good people so they could move around and in giving that leverage, you left the place open fi the same man dem."

The police have theorised that Ricketts' death is a possible reprisal for fatal shooting on Tuesday night in the community.

Meanwhile, the Western Kingston police are seeking Gratiano Green, otherwsie called 'Bebe', Kemar Cole, otherwise called 'Flex', and Ryan Bembridge, otherwise called 'Little Blacks', who they say can assist with their investigation.

These men are being asked to make contact with detectives at the Denham Town police by 5 p.m., Friday, May 9.

- A.W.

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