ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Three men were shot dead and two other people injured by unknown assailants on Maryland Road in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine yesterday Saturday, June 22, the police are reporting.
The deceased have been identified as:
- 30-year-old Nicholas Douglas otherwise called 'Shane', of Hopewell Road,
- 19-year-old Brandon Beckford of Bianca Way, and
- 37-year-old Marlon Boothe of Maryland Road, all of Waterford, Portmore.
A 12-year-old boy and the other man who was injured in the shooting remains hospitalised.
Reports from the Major Investigation Division are that the males were among a group of people playing games along the pathway about 9:25 pm. They were allegedly approached by armed men who opened gunfire.
The victims were taken to hospital where Douglas, Beckford and Boothe were pronounced dead and the two injured individuals admitted in stable condition.