Crime in Jamaica: 8 murders reported between Friday and Saturday

The murder cases in Jamaica are spearheading. The reports of the Police authorities depicts that total of 8 murders were reported last week between Friday and Saturday. Out of these, four murders were reported in the region of St James, three in St Catherine and two in Clarendon.

Kingston, Jamaica: The murder cases in Jamaica are spearheading. The reports of the Police authorities depicts that total of 8 murders were reported last week between Friday and Saturday. Out of these, four murders were reported in the region of St James, three in St Catherine and two in Clarendon.

As per the reports of the Constabulary Communications Unit – (CCU), shooters struck in St James and shot dead a 19-year-old – Damion Smith; during this incident, two other men were shot and got injured. The men were walking to their homes at around 10:20 pm when the attackers attacked them. The injured men are in the hospital facility.

While on the same day, a few hours before this incident, the owner of a car wash at Longville Park in Clarendon ( identified as 38-year-old Ricardo) Williams was shot by a gunman at his place of establishment.

In Clarendon, a 50-year-old Orlando Brown of Sangsters Heights was murdered with a machete at around 8:30 pm on Friday. Neighbours heard a voice crying and shouting, after which they went to help and found the body of Orlando, brutally killed with multiplied chop wounds.

In St Catherine, gunmen shot down a 20-year-old Ramesh Spence while he was heading back home after work. He was a construction worker of Twickenham Park.

In St James, a gunman attacked and shot Odane Hunter as he walked into the community on Saturday afternoon. He was often called ‘Pree Dem’.

On Saturday, gunmen struck in Naggo Head, St Catherine, killed a 39-year-old technician identified as – Keran McCollin, as he walked into the community at around 1:00 pm.

On the same day, a 43-year-old – Shefton Miles, sales clerk of Shein Drive, Gregory Park, St Catherine, was also shot dead by gunmen in Portmore Villa.

According to the report of Police authorities, explosions sound was heard by the residents, and when they went to the crime scene, the body of Miles was lying in a bloodbath.

In the meantime, a conflict between two handcart vendors at the Market Circle in Montego Bay, St James, ended took place in which a 22-year-old Kemar Haffenden was stabbed.

The increasing crime rate is a serious issue for the government of the Caribbean island.