Rose Heights residents protest police shooting of two men
Scores of residents in Rose Heights St James are now protesting the fatal shooting of two men in an alleged shoot-out with the police this morning.
Dead are 28-year-old chef Oneike White otherwise called ‘Bigs’ and 33-year-old labourer Paul Hillary otherwise called ‘Pawdie’ both of Hopeton District.
Irie FM News understands that the residents are claiming that the men were shot in cold blood.
It's further understood that the police were summoned to clear several roadblocks mounted at various sections of the community.
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has since launched a probe into killing of the men.
The incident reportedly took place sometime after 3 this morning.
Reports are that residents reportedly heard gunshots coming from a section of the community called the police.
Upon reaching the community the lawmen reportedly saw a black pick-up with three men aboard parked outside a premises.
The vehicle was intercepted.
It's reported that the three men ran from the vehicle, one firing gunshots.
The fire was returned and a heated gun battle ensued.
When the shooting subsided the men were seen running in separate directions.
Police say a search of the area saw two men suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the men was found clutching a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic pistol containing 9 live rounds.
A home-made gun was also recovered.
The men were pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.