Overnight Shootings in Cassava Piece

An overnight flair up of violence in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew has left two persons nursing gunshot wounds.

The area has been tense following Saturday’s incident when dancehall artiste, Mavado was shot at by a gangster in his hometown.

Preliminary information from the Police says a woman and a man were shot last night by men on bikes.

The men reportedly fired several shots hitting the two residents on Glen drive in the area.

This is reportedly the third shooting incident in the St. Andrew North Police division since Saturday.

A man who’s said to be aligned to gunmen who on the weekend opened fire on, Mavado, was brutally murdered in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew on Tuesday.

Dead is 23-year-old Lorenza Thomas, otherwise called ‘Israel’ or ‘Trulups’.

In a statement, the Police say Thomas was killed by unknown assailants at his home in Cassava Piece in Kingston 8.

Shortly before 4:00 o’clock Tuesday morning, gunmen kicked open the door to Thomas’s house and shot him several times.

His attackers also used a machete to chop him. His head was partially severed. Thomas’s body was then set ablaze.

There’s still no word from the Police about whether the killing of Thomas is connected to the attack on Mavado.

The other shooting reportedly happened at the Constant Spring market.

Since Saturday’s shooting, six persons have been taken into custody.

Five of them, to include Mavado’s brother were arrested at the deejay’s Norbrook residence in Upper St. Andrew.

They’ve been taken into custody for questioning.
Meanwhile, Nationwide understands arrangements are being made for Mavado to report to the Police with his attorney, Peter Champaigne.

The entertainer who was asked to turn himself in to the police for questioning remains at large. Mavado is said to be in the United States.


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