JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Flags were lowered to half mast and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in South Africa's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied ...more »
FOUR people were yesterday shot, two fatally, by gunmen at a house on Sunrise Crescent in Kingston.
The dead were identified as Denver Lyons, otherwise called Denver Pink, 38, and Latisha Rich, also known as 'Browning', 23. The injured were taken to hospital where they were admitted in serious condition.
Police said they were alerted by neighbours who were awakened by the sounds of gunshots about 4:40 in the morning. However, up to last night detectives were unable to say what was the motive for the deadly attack.
"I really don't know what could have led to the shooting incident. All I know [that is] I was at home and I heard the shots," said one woman from the area.
In another shooting incident in the capital city, 40-year-old Michael Thompson, an employee of Hardware and Lumber, was shot dead outside the businessplace on Slipe Road.
A release from the company said Thompson, who was a lumber associate, arrived at work, went inside the store to put his bag down, then went out to the gate of the establishment, at which time he was shot.
Police outside the Cross Roads branch of Hardware and Lumber on Slipe Road where 40-year-old lumber associate Michael Thompson was shot
dead yesterday. (Photo: Karl McLarty)
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