Two iden­tif ied in triple mur­der in Port­more

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Ras­bert Turner Sun­day Gleaner Writer

THE ST Cather­ine South po­lice said that the fe­male who was shot and killed in an at­tack on Fri­day is be­lieved to have been the tar­get. Joan Scott was one of three per­sons killed in Grange Lane, Port­more.

Dex­ter Blake was the sec­ond vic­tim. The third is yet to be iden­ti­fied.

“We have in­tel­li­gence that Scott was the tar­get, as her daugh­ter was shot and killed in Septem­ber when sev­eral houses were burnt by un­known per­sons. We heard that she was un­der threat, so it is fair to con­clude that she was the main tar­get,” a se­nior in­ves­ti­ga­tor told The Sun­day Gleaner.

Per­sons on the scene con­curred with the po­lice and said that for some time the area has been un­der at­tack from crim­i­nals who shoot, rob and kill.

“Right now this is very se­ri­ous, as it is af­fect­ing the busi­ness com­mu­nity. Peo­ple out­side are afraid to come in­side the com­mu­nity and it is not fair, this killing just make it worse,” res­i­dent Mon­ica Bel­navis said.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, a group of per­sons were play­ing dominoes out­side a plaza along Grange Lane about 7:55 p.m. on Fri­day, when they were at­tacked by gun­men who fired sev­eral shots, hit­ting four per­sons.

They were taken to hospi­tal where Blake, Scott and an uniden­ti­fied male suc­cumbed to their in­juries. The other male re­mains hos­pi­talised.

The St Cather­ine South Ma­jor In­ves­ti­ga­tion Di­vi­sion is con­duct­ing a probe into the mat­ter.

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