– Staff Reporter
Murders continue unabated in the parish of St. James, despite a mass deployment of policemen and soldiers, with two men shot and killed on Thursday morning, and two others injured in a drive-by shooting in the volatile Paradise, Norwood community. A seven-year-old girl was also injured in the attack.
The dead men have been identified as 37-year-old Sanjay Beckford, aka ‘Punky’ of Norwood and 32-year-old Sheldon Bailey, otherwise called ‘Pressa’, a plumber of Providence, both in the parish.
Reports are that about 7:48 a.m., Beckford was taking his seven-year-old daughter to school, when upon reaching Hugga Square, a Toyota motorcar drove up and men alighted from the vehicle and opened gunfire hitting them.
Bailey and the injured man, known as ‘Uncle’, who were in the vicinity of the attack, were also hit.
Meanwhile, 24 hours before, 22-year-oldJerome Chung, unemployed of Bobman Hill, Lilliput in St. James, was shot and killed by unknown assailant(s) and another man shot and wounded.
The Barrett Town Police reportthat about 6:15 a.m., Chung and the other man were pounced upon by three unknown assailant/s, who opened fire hitting both men. Chung was hit in the abdomen and the other man in the ankle.
The Police were later summoned and both men were rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where Chung was pronounced dead and the other man admitted in stable condition.