Two more murders were recorded in St. James on the weekend, as the parish continues to reel from gun violence.
Those killed have been identified as 26-year-old Oshane Martin, otherwise known as ‘Bull Duck’ of Rose Heights, and 23-year-old Tevin Watson also called ‘Scammer Dawg’ of Gunns Drive, Granville, and Potosi district, John’s Hall.
In the case of Martin, he was gunned down in Irwin by unknown assailants in a section of the community called Over River, on Saturday, October 7.
According to the Mount Salem Police, about 6:30 p.m., residents heard a barrage of explosions and summoned them to the area, where Martin’s bullet-riddled body was seen lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
The Western Mirror has been reliably informed that the slain man was among patrons at a football game being staged in the area when upon approaching his car, parked near the River Side Open Bible Church, he was pounced upon and shot several times.
Unconfirmed reports are that he was attacked and shot several times in the upper body by three men as he tried to get into his vehicle.
Five 9MM spent shells were removed from the scene.
Detectives say no motive has yet been established for the killing, but added that a couple of early leads are being looked at.
A man, who claimed to have been in the area when the incident occurred, revealed to the Western Mirror that the killing took place just the one time that no police were present at the more than three-week-long run competition.
“Yow, from the League start enuh police always deh yah and just the one time dem no come, you see waah gwaan,” he lamented.
“Tings a gwaan good, good roun yah, ball a play, everybody mello and everything did nice, now dis”.
MURDER ON HUGGA LANE
Meanwhile, just half an hour before, Crime Scene detectives were summoned to a section of the volatile Norwood community known as Hugga Lane, where Tevin Watson’s body was seen.
Details remain sketchy but the Montego Hills police say at 6 p.m., Watson’s body was seen on its back with gunshot wounds to the face and neck.
No motive has established for the killing, but Police say anyone who can assist them in their investigations is being asked to contact the Montego Hills Police at 952-8626, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.