Noelita Lawrence
Staff Reporter


A spate of shootings in Westmoreland in recent days have seen four persons being shot, including a teen. Two of the four were killed.

The deceased have been named as 25-year-old Kevon Lewis, a vendor of Hudson Street, Sav-la-Mar and a man known only by his alias ‘Pringleman‘, a higgler of Morass Road.

‘Pringleman’ was gunned down by unknown assailants on Monday night in Petersfield Square.

The police say about 11:30 p.m., residents heard explosions in the area and later found ‘Pringleman’s’ body lying on the side of the road.

The police were called and ‘Pringleman’s’ body was seen on the step of a popular Harbadashery with two gunshot wounds, including one to the head.

The body was clad in blue tam, blue plaid shirt and shorts and a pair of black slippers.

Nine 9 MM spent shells were removed from the scene by the police.


In the meantime, Lewis was gunned down along Beckford Street shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

It’s said that Lewis was standing beside his stall along Beckford Street when a lone gunman travelling on a motorcycle rode up in front of him and opened fire hitting him in the face, hand and chest.

The gunman then fled the scene.

And, two men were shot and wounded in the Amity Hall area of the parish on Tuesday evening.

The victims were a 25-year-old security guard of Roaring River and an 18-year-old store clerk of Shrewsbury.

The two were reportedly travelling along the Amity Hall main road in a motorcar driven by the security guard when on reaching an intersection, a man rode up next to the stopped vehicle and opened fire, hitting both the driver and the young store clerk.

The security guard was shot to the right side of the neck while the teen received a shot to the chest area.

The two were assisted to the hospital where they were treated.