Jamaica: Four gunned down in Little London
(Jamaica Gleaner) Residents of Masemure Meadows in Little London, Westmoreland, woke up to, possibly, their worst fears on Thursday morning when they were greeted with the horrifying news that four members of the community - three men and a woman - had been slaughtered gangland-style by invading gunmen who entered the community shortly after midnight.
“A little bit after midnight, I heard several shots coming from near the entrance to the scheme, and then I heard shouting and screaming,” said a resident, who asked not to be identified. “I knew right away that the devil was at work and something bad was happening.
“Shortly after the shootings, I heard several motorbikes revving up and riding away. When the place got calm, we went to investigate and found that the doors of all three houses were kicked down and bodies were in all three,” continued the resident. “We alerted the police to what was happening.”
The four victims, who all suffered multiple gunshot wounds, were identified as brothers, 31-yearold Howard Humes, a taxi operator and musician; and 33-year-old Paulton ‘Dwight’ Humes, who worked on the overseas farm work programme in Canada. The third man, 23year-old Shavane Humes, a construction worker, is the nephew of the other two men. The lone female was identified as 25-year-old Keneisha Wilson, a hotel housekeeper and the common-law wife of the older brother.
When The Gleaner visited the community shortly after 9:30 a.m. yesterday, the three one-bedroom houses, which, earlier, had been processed by the police, were all empty. Bits and pieces of crime-scene tape were scattered in the yard. Some residents were standing by the roadway discussing the incident in hushed tones. Many were reluctant to speak to The Gleaner.
“I have been living here for many years, and it is the first time that something like this has happened in this community,” said another resident, who refused to discuss a possible motive for the shootings with The Gleaner. “We never expected to have anything like this in our community.”