Two residents of Cambridge in St. James were murdered hours apart sending the community into a state of shock and mourning.
The victims, a male and a female were gunned down in separate incidents.
The first attack, which took place about 6:30 last Friday afternoon on River Bay Road in Montego Bay, claimed the life of 27 year-old farmer Romaine Myrie of Copperwood. The second incident which took place two hours later (8:30 p.m.) saw 49 year-old security officer Marlene Rose being killed at her home on Bulman Road.
Reports are that Myrie drove his 2003 Toyota Corolla motor car Registered 2518 HM to River Bay Road to have it repaired. Whilst at the location he was pounced upon by two armed men who opened fire hitting him all over the body.
The police were alerted and on their arrival, they saw Myrie’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood.
In the case of Rose, who was reportedly stationed at the Sangster International Airport, citizens heard several explosions and went to investigate. They found the bullet riddled body of the female security officer and called the police.
When the lawmen arrived, Rose was seen lying face down in a pool of blood.
The incidents have rattled community members who were also confronted with the vicious attack also on the weekend of an elderly resident who was attacked and severely beaten. Reports earlier circulated that the victim, a popular pig farmer, had died from his injuries, however residents breathed a sigh of relief when it was learnt that he was in fact not dead.