Heavy Security Presence In Central Village, St. Catherine After 4 Murdered In 24hrs


There’s a heavy security presence in Central Village St. Catherine this afternoon following the murder 4 people in the area and its environs in the past 24 hours.

The initial killings took place in Harmony Heights, Central Village.

Dead are 22-year-old Chandi Knight and 25-year-old Channeil Knight.

Both men were shot and killed by unknown assailants at approximately 5:30 yesterday afternoon.

The men, who were both construction workers, are believed to be related.

Half an hour later in the same area, another man was shot and killed.

He has been identified as 48-year-old Kevin Anglin.

Anglin, who was a carpenter, was killed by unknown assailants.

In another incident today, an unidentified man was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the vicinity of the Caymanas Estate main road near the toll booth.

The motive for the killings is not immediately clear.

The victims were killed while there was a  48-hour curfew in the area.

The curfew was imposed yesterday in Central Village and Big Lane and is scheduled to end tomorrow evening at 6:00.


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.

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