Man died following Daylight Gun Attack in Ocho Rios


Man died following Daylight Gun Attack in Ocho Rios

The police are reporting that another man who was shot and wounded by gunmen in Ocho Rios on Thursday evening has succumbed to his injuries.

The man has been identified as David Allen, otherwise called Beckham of Pimento Walk in the parish.

A businessman, 56-year-old Timothy White, was also shot in the same incident, and reportedly died on the spot.

White, who was recently deported, is said to have been the target of the gun attack.

Reports from the Ocho Rios police are that about 3:45 pm, White and the other man were standing on the Ocho Rios Bypass, near the Old Buckfield community, when a motorcar drove up and armed men aboard opened gunfire, hitting them.

They were taken to hospital, where White was pronounced dead.

The other man died while undergoing treatment.

Residents at the crime scene claimed that the killing was a reprisal to the murder of another man in the troubled community of Mansfield Heights in Ocho Rios.

Meanwhile, the police say that they are following strong leads in relation to the murder of the two men as suspects are being sought.