My fam­ily is un­der at­tack

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS THE WEEKEND STAR -

Rel­a­tive in shock fol­low­ing quadru­ple mur­der in West­more­land

In the wee hours of Thurs­day morn­ing, a bar­rage of gun­shots rang out in Mase­mure Mead­ows, West­more­land. When the shoot­ing stopped, four per­sons laid dead af­ter be­ing shot mul­ti­ple times. Re­ports are that at about 1 a.m., the bod­ies of the four per­sons were found in their homes by po­lice of­fi­cers, who re­sponded to re­ports of gun­fire be­ing heard in the com­mu­nity.

Dead are 31-year-old me­chanic Howard Humes; 23-year-old Sha­vane Humes; 33-year-old farmer Paulton Humes, also known as ‘Dwight’; and Keneisha Wil­son, 25.

With three of the de­ceased be­ing mem­bers of one fam­ily, a rel­a­tive be­lieves that the fam­ily is un­der at­tack.

Zetta Humes, the sis­ter of Howard Humes and Paulton Humes and the aunt of Sha­vane Humes, said that she has lost five sib­lings to the gun.

“It is 13 of us, broth­ers and sis­ters, and five a dem kill now. Four broth­ers and one sis­ter,” said Humes, who is the el­dest of her sib­lings.

UN­AWARE

Not­ing that her brother, Devon Humes, was shot and killed in Jan­uary and her sis­ter, Tracey Ann Humes, was mur­dered in 2016, Zetta Humes said that she is un­aware of why her fam­ily is be­ing tar­geted.

“Only God knows why we are be­ing tar­geted. As far as I know, my fam­ily has not done any­body any­thing,” she said, point­ing out that her two broth­ers are good, hard-work­ing men and her nephew is al­ways jovial.

And as re­sult of the quadru­ple mur­der, three chil­dren have lost par­ents.

Paulton Humes and Keneisha Wil­son, who were in a com­mon­law re­la­tion­ship, have left be­hind a five-year-old son, Paulton Humes Jr, who re­port­edly wit­nessed the grue­some mur­der of his par­ents.

Ten-year-old Kevon Humes is now fa­ther­less fol­low­ing the death of Howard Humes, who de­spite his busy sched­ule as a taxi op­er­a­tor and mu­si­cian, is said to have spent qual­ity time with his son. Sha­vane Humes had a daugh­ter, Kel­cie Humes.

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