Three Clarendon school communities are in mourning this afternoon, after the lives of three promising schoolboys were snuffed out by gunmen.
The three students and a 35-year old man, Marquis Hamilton were shot and killed execution style on Wednesday night on Shrimp Street in the Monymusk Housing Scheme at Hayes in the parish.
Mr. Hamilton was a 35-year-old accounts clerk at the Sugar Company of Jamaica.
The Police say 14-year-old Raymond Givans otherwise called Ray-Jay, 14-year-old Ricardo Brisco otherwise called Phillip and 15-year-old Alex Turner were walking along the roadway around 9pm when they were pounced upon by two armed men.
The men reportedly forced the boys onto Mr. Hamilton’s premises.
Its reported that the gunmen began making demands.
When their demands were not met, they shot all four persons.
The Police were summoned and the four were taken to hospital, where Raymond, Ricardo and Mr. Hamilton were pronounced dead.
The third schoolboy, Alex Turner, succumbed to his injuries late last night.
Trauma teams from the Ministry of Education have been dispatched to the institutions.
The Principal of Central High School, Vinroy Harrison where Alex Turner was a grade 10 student, says Jamaica has lost someone who would’ve made a significant contribution to society.
Ricardo Brisco was a third form student at Garvery Maceo High.
His Principal, Erica Eubanks says the school has been plunged into mourning.
Students at Vere Technical, where Raymond Givans was a student, are also receiving grief counseling.
The school’s principal was said to be unavailable for comment as she was consoling grieving students and faculty members.
Meanwhile the Principal of Central High, Vinroy Harrison, says students must not be afraid to report any illegal activity they see in their community.