Noelita Lawrence – Staff Reporter
- Dallas man gunned down
A double murder in Tucker yesterday (Tuesday) is the latest in a spate of shootings rocking St. James and has left four men dead and a teen wounded.
One of the dead men has been identified as Anthony Green, also known as ‘Tubby’ of Dallas, Glendevon. The double murder victims have been identified as Andrew Walters and ‘Busta’, while the fourth remains unidentified.
The Tucker double murder took place sometime before noon. It is understood that gunmen went to the home of Walters, a known carpenter and shot him.
Just minutes later the same men reportedly went to a nearby roadside shop where they shot ‘Busta’.
Residents phoned in to the Western Mirror reporting hearing a barrage of gunshots which reportedly lasted several minutes in sections of Granville and Tucker.
Meanwhile, Green was shot and killed on Tuesday morning by unknown assailants.
Reports indicate that he left home with his four-year-old daughter after 8 a.m. to take her to school. He was said to be seated on a stool near to his home when a car drove up with three men aboard. One man, who was armed with a gun, alighted from the vehicle and opened fire hitting Green several times, including in the chest.
A relative of Green, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Green, who was a past student of the Harrison Memorial High School, returned from a work programme in the United States six-weeks ago and was scheduled to sit a test on Tuesday morning at the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning in Montego Bay. The test would further qualify him to engage in another overseas work programme.
“I don’t know if he was involved in anything with anyone, but he is always on the roadside we always telling him to stay off the road, but he is always out talking with friends.”
And, an unidentified man was also shot and killed by unknown assailants in Flanker on Saturday as the reported gang war continues to cripple the community.
Reports from the Police are that at approximately 7:30 p.m. they responded to a barrage of explosions in the volatile Red Dirt area and went to investigate.
The deceased’s body was seen lying on a dirt track with gunshot wounds to the upper body.
SHOOTING WITH INTENT
In the meantime, a teenager was shot and injured near Barnett and Creek Streets in the early hours of Sunday morning October 29.
The police say about 1:30 a.m. the 19-year-old labourer of a King Street address, was standing near Creek when he was pounced upon and shot in the left leg by unknown assailants.
He managed to escape from his attacker and was later taken to hospital for treatment.