BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter Thursday, June 08, 2017
BARRETT TOWN, St James — The bloodletting in the western parish of St James continued yesterday when four people — a mother, her son and his friend, as well as a female bartender — were shot dead by gunmen in two incidents in Barrett Town and the adjoining Barrett Hall community. Both incidents reportedly occurred shortly after1:00 am yesterday.
|Bartender Nardia Cunningham killed |
at her Barrett Hall home.
|Grieving family members of Doreen Brown |
wait outside the Barrett Town Police Station
yesterday for word from investigators about
the,latest killings in the community.
Brown's15-year-old grandson, who was also shot and injured during the incident, was up to late yesterday battling for his life in hospital.
A Jamaica Observer West police source close to the investigations revealed that the deadly attack is believed to be a reprisal for the recent killing of a woman in the community.
|Fifty-nine-year-old Brown shot |
dead at her home.
Then yesterday morning, masked men armed with high-powered weapons invaded Brown's house by kicking a door open and sprayed the occupants with bullets. Brown managed to escape the house but was caught outside and shot dead, reports say.
|Curious residents gather at the house |
in Barrett Town where three people, including
a mother and her son, were killed in the
wee hours yesterday.
Meanwhile, in the nearby Barrett Hall community, unknown assailants gunned down 25-year-old bartender Nardia Cunningham shortly after the Barrett Town attack.
The police were not clear if the second attack was related to the Barrett Town incident.
|Wade Weekly, Brown’s |
Among the many community members and curious onlookers, who converged near the triple murder scene and at the police station in Barrett Town yesterday was Brown's distraught sister, Joycelyn. more