20-y-o killed, 3 injured in Mountain View Avenue drive-by
VIOLENCE erupted on Kingston’s troubled Mountain View Avenue last night, where gunmen killed a 20-year-old man and injured three other persons.
Police reports are that at approximately 7:30 pm, Andre 'Wally' Mills and the other persons were standing at Mills' stall along Mountain View Avenue, when a car with several men abroad drove up. Men in the car began firing, and the persons were hit. Mills was pronounced dead at hospital while the other persons were admitted.
The vehicle, a white Subaru, was later found abandoned in a section of the community, the police said. The owner is being interviewed by detectives from the Elletson Road CIB.
A police officer on the scene said the ongoing feud between gangs of Jacques Road and other sections of Mountain View Avenue was to blame.
The feud has claimed the lives of several persons since the beginning of this year.
“The Mountain View Avenue gang war is unbearable. These criminals have no regard whatsoever for anyone. The police are willing to put an end to it, but we are unable to do so because the residents are not co-operating. We can’t catch these hoodlums if the residents are too quiet,” the officer said.
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