5 Shot in St. Elizabeth, 2 Dead


Police personnel in St. Elizabeth have launched a manhunt for men believed to have been responsible for the shooting of five persons last night in Bypass District in the parish.

Two of the five victims have died.

The dead men are farmers.

They’ve been identified as 24 year old Jason Taylor also known as Kutchi, and Jason Daley, also called Gego.

Gego was also 24.

Reports are the men were playing dominoes at a shop when they were attacked and gunned down.

A 50-year-old farmer was also shot in his right hand.

A woman, believed to be in her early thirties, was shot in her right shoulder.

Another farmer was shot in his neck.

He’s in hospital battling for life.

A female relative of the two deceased men spoke to our news center.

The woman who requested that she not be named, says she believes the shooting is due to a gang war.

She says those shot were innocent.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.