Businessman Shot Dead by Gunmen; Wife Shot and Injured in St Mary Attack
A shop operator was shot dead, while his wife was hospitalised after a gun attack close to their business establishment in Dover district, St Mary on Thursday night.
The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Manton Hamilton, popularly known as ‘Bob’, of Dover in the parish.
Reports are that about 9:00 p.m., the couple closed their shop and were heading home, when a car with armed men was driven up.
Two of the gunmen alighted from the vehicle and demanded the handbag of Hamilton’s wife.
Despite complying with the demands of the armed robbers, the couple was shot by them.
The men then fled the scene in their motor vehicle.
Hamilton and his wife were taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The injured woman remains admitted in serious condition.