Monday night is a night to forget for the district of St. Vincent in southern Trelawny. Two men were killed and another injured in a drive-by shooting.
FROM THE GLEANER
Trelawny, one of the most peaceful parishes in western Jamaica, saw blood flowing through its streets on Monday night as two men were killed in a drive-by shooting in St Vincent district near Albert Town.
The dead men have been identified as 32-year-old Ricardo ‘Crab’ Williams, a farmer of Campbell’s Land, and 42-year-old Mark ‘Champs’ McHardy, also a farmer of Freeman’s Hall in Trelawny. A 50-year-old movie salesman was also hit during the attack and is battling for life in hospital.
When The Gleaner visited the community yesterday, the Reverend Nicholas Dixon, pastor of the St Vincent New Testament Church, was conducting a counselling session with relatives of the deceased men.
“It is very sad … . We never expected anything like this in this quiet community. I am now in my fourth year in this community, and this is my first experience with an incident of this nature,” he told The Gleaner.
“I am very close to Ricardo’s family. He was a hard-working member of the community. I hope the people will take this as a sign that it is time to unite,” Dixon added.
According to reports, about 12:15 a.m., the three men were among a group outside a nightclub in the community when a motor car drove up with two men aboard. One man alighted from the vehicle and opened fire at McHardy, hitting him several times.
The driver of the car was reportedly overheard shouting to the killer, “A di wrong man dat!”
At that point, the killer turned his weapon on Williams and the injured man, peppering them with bullets as residents looked on in disbelief. Source.
Earlier last month, there was another double murder, as earlier last month, A Trelawny man reportedly chopped his nephew and his ex-girlfriend to death.
Monday night’s killings brings to 28, the number of persons killed in Trelawny from the start of the year. This number equals the figure for all of last year (2018), with a little over one month to go.