Police say missing firearm could be the motive behind Old Harbour Mass Shooting
The police are theorizing that a missing firearm could be the motive behind yesterday’s shooting at a football match in Old Harbour, St. Catherine which left three people dead and 6 others wounded.
The deceased are Jerome Squire, a man known only as ‘Curry’, and Tamara Eubanks.
It’s reported that around 5 PM on Sunday, Squire, ‘Curry’, Eubanks, and the wounded persons, were at an in-house competition on a premises owned by Jamaica Broilers in the area when gunmen drove up in two motor cars and opened fire hitting them.
They died at the hospital, while the others were admitted.
Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, told IRIE FM News that the missing gun theory is among several leads being investigated.
She said the police have garnered new information on the case and are expecting a breakthrough soon.
The Senior Superintendent said the other 6 who were wounded are still recovering in hospital.
SSP Lindsay further assured that police will be monitoring the location, should another threat arise.
In the meantime, Public Relations Officer for the Jamaica Broilers, Danah Cameron, said counselling is being provided for the workers. At least two of the deceased were employed by the company.
While she could not say how many of those in the hospital are employed by the company, Mrs. Cameron said support will be provided for the workers, as more information is garnered.
When asked about the plans for the in-house competition, she said the company has not decided on whether or not it will continue.