At least 6 people shot and killed in separate incidents in Clarendon

At least 6 people were shot and killed in separate incidents in Clarendon, between last night (November 1) and this morning (November 2).

The incidents took place in Toll Gate, York Town, Bucknor and Chapleton.

Dead are 61-year-old businessman Evan Francis and 46-year-old car wash attendant Alecia Francis both of Duke Street, twenty-three-year-old labourer Oshane Salmon, of Top Bucknor District, May Pen, both in the parish and fifty-four-year-old Sylvester Richardson.

The others remain unidentified.

In the latest incident shortly after 6 this morning, 1 man was killed in Chapleton.

The police say further information is not available at this time.

Meantime, at about 11:15pm, Salmon was shot and killed in Bucknor.

Reports are that he was walking along the Top Bucknor Main road; when he was pounced upon by gunmen who opened gunfire hitting him.

About an hour earlier Richardson and another man were killed in Howells Content, in York Town.

Reports are that about 10:00 p.m., Richardson and two other people were at a shop when a gunman, posing as a customer entered and opened gunfire hitting them.

The three wounded people were taken to hospital where Richardson and another man were pronounced dead, and the other admitted.

And earlier in Toll Gate, Evan Francis and his wife Alecia were killed at about 5:30pm.

Reports are that both persons arrived at their home in separate vehicles when they were pounced upon by gunmen who opened gunfire hitting them.

On Monday, Mr. Francis’ son, 40yearold taxi operator Kenrick Francis, was killed near his home, in Springfield.

It’s not clear if the incidents are related.

Head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Carlos Russell noted however, that the murder of the couple was a result of an alleged domestic dispute over land.

He said the police are following leads into the incident.

SSP Pussell said the other murders are also being investigated.

He said no motive has been established for the double murder in York Town.

Meantime, Councillor for the York Town Division in Clarendon, Uphell Purcell has condemned the murders.


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