Crime sleuths in St. James have been kept on their toes with another three murders committed in the parish in as many days, pushing the tally closer to the 120 mark.
Information gleaned so far in the latest incident is sketchy, but indications are that at minutes to 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, a man who is said to be a resident of McCatty Street, known only as ‘Walker’ or ‘Frass’, was driving along the popular Hart Street in Montego Bay when gunshots rang out.
He was later discovered slumped over the steering wheel of a Toyota motor vehicle, which had crashed into the rear of another car.
Meanwhile, a probe has been launched into the shooting death of artist Orlando Hennington, otherwise called ‘Fiddo’ or ‘Scheemers’, who was shot and killed in Anchovy on Sunday night.
Residents reported hearing explosions in the area about 11 p.m. They, however, went to make checks on Monday about 6:10 p.m., and discovered Hennington’s body in a house and called the police.
The police found Hennington in a one-bedroom board house lying motionless on his left side on the floor in a pool of blood, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head and upper body.
He was later transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier on Sunday, a man was shot and killed by unknown assailants along the Home Hill road in the upscale community of Ironshore.
The Coral Gardens police, who are investigating, report that about 3:30p.m., residents discovered an abandoned motor car along the main road and summoned the police.
The lawmen on their arrival, discovered a purple Toyota Voxy motor vehicle, while a man was observed next to the motor vehicle, lying in a pool of blood, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
The man, who was clad in a black T-shirt and blue jeans pants, was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds while undergoing treatment.