The bloodletting in Western Jamaica continues despite a recent declaration of a State of Public Emergency in the parishes of Hanover, St James and Westmoreland.
This time in the parish of Hanover.
The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old, Delano Hines, of an Elgin Town address in the parish.
The incident reportedly took place Wednesday morning in Elgin Town, which is located approximately one and a half miles from the town of Lucea.
Residents were tight-lipped when our news centre visited the area.
However, it’s understood that the deceased man is originally from Jericho and had moved into the area about a year ago with relatives.
It’s understood the man was riding his motorcycle in the community when he was ambushed and shot to death.
One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said the man had ridden past her on a motorcycle when less than a minute later a loud explosion was heard.
She said the incident left residents running for cover.
The woman said it was afterwards, she realized there was a body on the road.
Another resident said the incident has left the community traumatized.
Hines’ death comes two days after a similar incident in Westmoreland where two men were fatally shot at a Peace Management Training Session in the parish.
Just last night, a police constable was also gunned down in Naggo Town District, in Whithorn, Westmoreland.