Two killed and a third injured by gunmen on Malvern Avenue
A 30-year-old woman who was shot in her buttocks and arm yesterday is the lone survivor of an invasion by heavily armed thugs on Malvern Avenue, Kingston, which left two men dead.
The dead men have been identified as 26-year-old carpenter Malcolm Lowe and Ronaldo Murray, 22, a tailor, both from Malvern Avenue addresses.
Lowe received gunshot wounds to the abdomen and other parts of his body while Murray was shot in the right side of his chest.
They were pronounced dead at hospital and the woman admitted.
Reports are that shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, armed men entered a section of the community and opened fire on the three.
A minor who was at the location escaped injuries.
Residents told The Gleaner that the attack may have stemmed from an earlier dispute.
“Di man dem come through the trappy (shortcut) and shoot up the people dem. A two innocent man dem kill. Right now the community nah run right,” a resident told our news team.
Some residents told The Gleaner that the community will suffer because of the killings.
“The place done hot already. Every day police deh pon the front a hold post. People ago fraid and then the place ago come in like a ghost town. The baby escape it. You just don’t know who to trust,” the resident said.
The Elletson Road Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is probing the incident.
The Kingston East Police Division has seen a 25 per cent reduction in murders year-on-year as at February 28.
Nine murders were recorded since the start of the year compared to 12 for the corresponding period in 2022.
Shootings, injured persons, rape and break-ins have declined in the division.
The national murder tally is 188.