Information reaching MiyVue.com indicates that Morton – who was shot while at a club at Lower Cunningham Street – succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, 25th January, 2011 while warded at the Joseph N. France General Hospital.
Speaking exclusively with MiyVue.com, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime (ACP Crime), Ian Queeley, explained that Morton transitioned from this life about 5:45 a.m. and as a result, his case has been upgraded to one of murder.
Morton was, however, not the only casualty of the 10th January, 2011, incident, but popular businessman, Ashley Allers, who along with Morton and others, was at the bar when two gun-toting masked-men opened fire striking him in one of his shoulders.
Both men were reportedly transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital via a privately-owned vehicle and were receiving treatment there. Morton, MiyVue understands, sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen, legs and other areas.
This media house also understands that Allers was recently released from the hospital.
ACP Queeley – when asked if there are any suspects in custody in connection with this incident – indicated that the police are “actively pursuing a number of leads” and he repeated the appeal he made shortly after this incident had occurred.
“Anybody with information, please come forward and indicate to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) or any member of the police force who you can trust. My second appeal is for persons to finish away with settling disputes in a violent way and seek more amicable ways to do so. They need to stop with this spate of criminal activity, in particular, gun violence,” Queeley told MiyVue.com
He also indicated that an autopsy will be performed on Morton’s remains shortly to determine the exact cause of death.