5 Silenced! - all within two days

No. 50 Friday, February 05, 2010
Five murders were reported in St. James over the weekend. The latest victims to fall prey to gunmen are: Kevin Williams - 29 year- old farmer of Sunderland District, Sedrick ‘Briggy’ Dixon - 40 year-old laborer of Long Bay, Dwayne ‘Garth’ Hyatt - 26 year-old, and the two musicians (reported in previous issue) who were shot to death at Barrett Hall on Saturday morning.

   Despite all these murders accruing within a two day period, the police have theorized than none of the killings are connected and have since launched a manhunt for several suspects that they believe can assist them in solving these murders.
    On Sunday about 9:40 p.m., explosions were heard coming from a section of Peter Pan Avenue in Montego Bay and residents summoned the police. Upon arrival the lawmen stumbled upon the body of a man - later identified as Dixon. He was lying in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds to his upper body.
    About five minutes later (10:45 p.m.) the police were again summoned to another community in the parish, this time to a party which was being held at a premise in Tank Road in Cambridge. It is reported that Hyatt was at the party when a white Toyota Corolla motor drove to the area.
    Three men reportedly alighted from the cal; brandished high-powered weapons and fired indiscriminately in the crowd before driving away. It was later discovered that Hyatt and a 24 year-old, man were shot. They were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where Hyatt was pronounced dead and the other man admitted in a stable condition.
    In another incident, Williams was standing among patrons at a bike show in Potosi, when a car pulled up and the men aboard fired several shots before speeding from the area.
Williams was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at hospital.
    These three murders occurred hours after police travelled to Barrett Hall to investigate a gruesome double murder of two musicians earlier Sunday morning.
    This has been the bloodiest weekend in the parish since the start of the year.

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