Another holiday marred by murder

Residents of South Beach await the arrival of police after a man was gunned down in the neighbourhood yesterday.

One man is dead and three others are fighting for their lives in hospital after three separate incidents over the holiday weekend.

Police said the killing took place shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Whit Monday, which according to Eyewitness News records, puts the country’s murder count to 35 for the year.

Officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash said, police are still unsure of the motive behind the shooting.

“Shortly before 10:00 this morning (Monday), police received reports of gunshots occurring in the East Street South location,” Cash said.

“Once officers arrived on the scene, they met the body of a male lying in the street.

“Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called in and examined the body and pronounced the [man] lifeless on the scene. We do not know the motive for this latest homicide, however, we are appealing to members of the public who live in the area or who may have been passing the area at the time, to help with information.”

Police have not identified the victim, but Eyewitness News understands he is Javano Stuart.

Police are also said to be investigating a stabbing incident that left two men in hospital early Monday morning.

The incident took place shortly after midnight in Gambier, police said.

According to reports, two males were in the area of Rhonda’s Place on Douglas Road, when they were attacked by several males, which resulted in them being stabbed multiple times.

The suspects, police said, fled the area in a gray Honda Accord, license plate number AP373. Both victims were taken to hospital by ambulance where they are listed in serious condition, according to police.

A few minutes earlier, police said a male was at a party in Eastwood Estates, when he got into an altercation with several males resulting in him being shot several times. He was taken to hospital by ambulance, according to police, where he is listed in serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, CDU at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-8477 (TIPS).

Investigations are said to be continuing.