St. Johns Road in Spanish Town, St. Catherine has been rocked with two murders and the severe injury of two persons which were reported to have taken place just hours apart.
The victims of the incidents have been identified as 36-year-old labourer Shernet Whyte and 60-year-old Anthony Davis who was an electrician by profession. According to the reports originally published by the Jamaica Star, the first incident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m on Sunday when Davis and another man were attacked by gunmen. After both men were taken to the Hospital, Davis was later pronounced dead however, the other individual is currently still in admission in a “serious condition”.
The second incident was reported to have taken place about 2 a.m on Monday when gunmen entered the home of Whyte, and fired shots that hit her and her common-law spouse. After the two were taken to the hospital for treatment, Whyte was later pronounced dead after succumbing to her injuries while the man is still in admission.
The incidents according to reports the Jamaica Star received stemmed from flareups from an ongoing feud which the member of Parliament for South Central St. Catherine has said to have caused the community to become tense.
As it relates to the procurement of justice for the incidents, Wheatley expressed his confidence in the Police and stated that he knows that they will be able to catch the persons responsible for committing the heinous acts.