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Two Shot Dead in MoBay Hours Before State of Emergency

Two Shot Dead in MoBay Hours Before State of Emergency

Two men were shot and killed in two separate incidents in Montego Bay, St James early Tuesday morning, just hours before Government declared a state of emergency in St James and the neighboring parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland.

The deceased have been identified as 68-year-old Robert Gooden and 30-year-Christopher Reid, both of St James addresses.

Reports are that about 2:30 am, the police were summoned to the Barnett Lane area in Montego Bay where residents heard gunshots.

Upon their arrival, Reid was found near a shop, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Less than a hour after, the police were called to McCarthy Street in the city where Gooden was found lying along the side of the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper section of his body.

No motive has so far been established for the killings, which bring the total number of murders in St James to 53 since the start of the year.

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