Shooting near Price Rite leaves one dead

May 15, 2019
The stall where the men were shot.
The stall where the men were shot.

The sound of gunfire yesterday afternoon in the usually busy square, near the popular Price Rite Supermarket, along Chancery Street in St Andrew, sent students, transport operators and public passengers alike, running for cover.

When the explosions ended, one man was dead and two others had to be rushed to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

The deceased has been identified as 19-year-old Damani Johnson, a tiler of a Blackwood Terrace address in the parish.

When THE STAR arrived on the scene, investigators, having cordoned sections of the roadway, began combing the scene for clues.

A senior policeman who was on hand told THE STAR that the injured persons were accompanied to hospital by the police.

Reports from the police are that at 1 p.m., the three men were sitting at a stall on Chancery Street when a motor car with men aboard allegedly drove up and opened gunfire hitting them.

All three were rushed to hospital where Johnson was pronounced dead and the other two men were admitted in stable condition.

The Constant Spring police are investigating.