In the latest incident, police say Tevin ‘Gaga’ Pryce, 20, and Dwayne Hall, 26, were executed by armed men in a deadly daylight attack in Gordon Pen, a community on the outskirts of Spanish Town. Four others were injured in that incident.
According to the police, a group of people were at a house on Gordon Pen Boulevard around 11:30 am when armed men invaded. Pryce, who was the intended target of the attack, was shot multiple times and is said to have died on the spot. “Based on reports he was shot close to 10 times,” a police source said.
The gunfire sent people scampering for cover. The wounded were taken to hospital where Hall succumbed to his injuries and the others admitted. Less than 24 hours earlier, detectives were called to Fairview Avenue where two men, one of them said to be a relative of a senior civil servant, were chased, shot and killed. They have been identified as Rohan Knight, 40, and Delroy Edwards, 43.
The police report that about 8:30 pm the men were having a conversation when they were approached by gunmen who opened fire, hitting them.
They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. Head of the St Catherine North Police Senior Superintendent Anthony Castelle said a number of strategies implemented in the division over the past several months have been reaping success and have resulted in a reduction in major crimes. In light of that, he sent a strong warning to criminals that the police would continue to monitor the communities to ensure that the gains made would not be eroded.