A People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker that ran in the last Local Government election was on Wednesday night shot dead along with her son in May Pen, Clarendon.
The deceased has been identified as Carol Ebanks, PNP councillor caretaker for the May Pen East Division, and her son Jevon Myles.
Details are still unclear at this time but early reports are that Ebanks and Myles were at home around 11:00 pm, when gunmen invaded and opened fire on the mother and son.
Councillor Uphel Purcell of the York Town division expressed sadness over the incident, adding that it has left the community in shock.
“People from the community – the old and the young – loved her,” Uphel said, noting that Ebanks was one who usually held a lot of treats at this time of the year.
More details to come as our news team tracks this developing story.
As of December 10, 1,517 people were killed across the country since the start of the year, and as the year inches towards a close, the murder rate has shown no signs of slowing down.