A former Cornwall College student, who migrated to the United States more than six years ago, was shot and killed in Lauderhill, Florida, while attending a New Year’s Eve party.
He has been identified as 26-year-old Paul Nelson Jr.
He was killed just before 11 p.m. on Sunday outside a house in Lauderhill, an area which is home to several Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals.
The Lauderhill Police Department reported that they were called to a report of shooting and found Nelson suffering from several gunshot wounds.
It’s understood that he was among a group of friends attending a New Year’s Eve party when a man approached him and opened fire.
The shooter, described by overseas law enforcements as black, slender build and standing 6 feet tall, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, managed to flee the scene.
When the Western Mirror contacted his father, Paul Nelson, a popular Red Cap Porter at the Sangster International Airport who resides in Montego Bay, he was at a loss for words. “Words can’t explain the pain I am feeling”.
“He left this country six, seven years ago and to lose him in that fashion is really gut-wrenching”, he added.
The deceased Nelson reportedly died, leaving a pregnant girlfriend who is said to be carrying twins.