Wednesday (August 20) was a particularly violent day in Linstead, St Catherine as four persons lost their lives in quick succession at the hands of gunmen.
According to a report by Irie FM, four people were killed by gunmen in Linstead, St Catherine Wednesday evening.
They are 30-year-old Garfield Simpson, his girlfriend 20-year-old Shanna-Kay Simpson, 43 year old Dian Pratt, and 27-year-old Ricodel Jackson all of Middleton Meadows in Linstead.
Reports are that sometime after 9 o’clock Wednesday evening; three heavily armed men approached Shanna-Kay and Garfield Simpson as they were walking in a section of the community and robbed them.
The couple reportedly ran off and the gunmen opened fire hitting them.
The gunmen then went to a nearby shop in the community and demanded a cellular phone from Mr. Jackson.
The bloodletting continued when Dian Pratt reportedly drove up to the shop in the midst of the robbery.
The three gunmen demanded his motor vehicle and he refused.
In trying to flee the scene, the gunmen opened fire on Mr. Pratt hitting him.
All four people were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Residents have reported that Linstead has been experiencing a series of petty crimes in the area.
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